English - 2015 University Catalog

Chairperson:Wendy Nielsen

The English Department offers instruction in interpreting and creating informative and imaginative texts, in the description and historical understanding of the English and American languages, and in the cultural understanding of world literatures written in English. English majors learn:

  • to read and interpret texts;
  • to consider social, historical, global and political contexts of literary traditions;
  • to develop an awareness of literary history through the study of both canonical and non-canonical texts from American, British and transnational/global traditions;
  • to construct effective written analyses and produce coherent essays;
  • and to define their own intellectual interests within the English major disciplines and conduct research independently.

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