Department of English

The Department of English offers courses in (1) linguistics, (2) creative writing, (3) playwriting, and (4) the full range of English and American literature in all genres from the medieval to the contemporary period. Courses in each category are available at the introductory, intermediate, advanced, and graduate levels. They include both lecture-discussion courses and small seminars. The major in English consists of a core sequence, which provides students with the tools of criticism and a survey of British literature, followed by an elected program of advanced courses that may reflect and integrate the individual interests of each student.