Study English literature across a broad range of historical periods, geographies and genres, becoming a skilled critic and compelling writer.
English majors and minors engage, interpret and analyze a vast swath of literary texts that cross genres, places and time. Your study will be close and deep as you seek to understand English literatures’ forms, meaning, contexts and relationships. In the English department you can take courses ranging from modern British and Irish literature to Asian American literature, from William Blake to Native American women writers. You can explore film and text, and write your own fiction and poetry. You’ll master interpretation and analysis, learning to formulate robust and original arguments both in writing and speaking. English majors are invited to develop individual paths through the curriculum with their advisors.
What You’ll Study
- Two courses in methods of literary study
- Four courses centered on historical literary periods
- Courses in poetry and poetics and prose and narrative
- Focused study on an individual author’s work
- Courses emphasizing two sociopolitical areas