Our four-year degree is a dynamic and thematically diverse major grounded in justice-oriented
pedagogies that promote equity across all genders, sexualities, races, classes and
Our inclusive curriculum exemplifies the best of the 21st century liberal arts, combining a love of learning with the cultivation of practical skills that will lead to successful professional trajectories after graduation.
Students can pursue pathways through the English major that focus on creative writing, literary studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, visual culture, research methodologies and film studies—all with an emphasis in the potential for language and creative expression to make the world, and our own communities, more equitable, more humane and more just.
Your courses in the English major fall into three broad areas: foundation courses taken by all majors, concentration courses that focus on your particular passions and commitments, and electives that expand your knowledge on specific topics.
All majors take the following eight courses.
Beyond the foundation courses shared by everyone, you select a concentration. Discuss which concentration best meets your interests, talents, and career goals with your advisor.
You complete your major with additional courses that broaden your perspectives and allow you to delve more deeply in areas of personal interest.
Working closely with your faculty advisor, you may choose the electives that allow
you to branch out in a new direction or which enrich your readiness for post-graduate
For example, if you have a concentration in Writing, you might choose: