The English Department offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and literature, designed to meet the needs of a richly diverse student body. We emphasize writing as a creative and rhetorical act and the analysis of texts in historical, critical, and cultural contexts. Our degree programs feature coursework in cultural criticism, literary analysis, the essay, rhetoric, and professional writing, as well as creative writing. The rigorous study of literary and cultural texts — from the canon and from traditions historically excluded from academic study — is at the center of our work. Read our official Mission Statement and see below for more information about each degree program.
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|Undergraduate Programs||Graduate Programs|
|B.A. in English
||M.A. in English
|M.F.A. in Creative Writing|