English promotes reading subtle and complex texts and writing clear and persuasive prose. We value thinking and speaking metaphorically and logically.

Our students study British, American, and Non-Western literatures across periods and genres, reading writers from a wide range of backgrounds. They are introduced to different schools of criticism and taught to develop research and presentation skills.

Off-campus study options in English include theater, literature, and interdisciplinary studies in London, Ireland, and California.