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20
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Average class size for English majors
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25
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Courses for majors per semester
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22
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Graduate seminars per semester
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The Department of English creates and teaches knowledge about literature, poetics, writing, media, language and cultures in the English-speaking world. The Department serves constituents both inside and outside the university — including interdisciplinary programs, service-learning projects and the discipline at large — and prepares students for careers inside and outside of academia. We believe that the analytical study of our sub-disciplines helps develop logical thought, awareness of the complexity of texts and of value judgments, apprehension of others’ points of view, and imagination. English studies can expand creative, communicative and cognitive capacities; can sharpen the ability to make difficult judgments; and can help us understand societies, times and cultures different from our own.


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Empathy. Imagination. Ethical self-expression. Social justice and inclusion. Cultures, past and present. Individual and global perspectives. Evidence and argumentation. The meaning(s) of style. Aesthetics across media. Books.

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Upcoming Events

February 21 - February 22, 2020
18th Avenue Library Research Commons & Denney Hall
February 25, 2020
150 A&B Thompson Library
February 26, 2020
Denney Hall 311
March 2, 2020
Thompson Library, Denney Hall, and other locations

Recent News

February 12, 2020

WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2020) – Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, Ph.D., professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster…

February 3, 2020

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have…

January 30, 2020

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have…

January 28, 2020

The Digital Media Project has a new steward — please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Falter to the department. Falter is the new digital media specialist and manager…