The Bachelor of Arts in English degree program provides students with an education in the history, aesthetics, and analysis of English and American literature. The Department of English also offers a substantial program in writing, including creative writing (poetry and fiction) as well as professional writing and intermediate and advanced expository writing.
The department regularly offers courses in the full range of English and American literary studies, including Chaucer and Shakespeare, the different periods and genres, linguistics, and special topics seminars.
Composition courses make extensive use of university computer labs, and certain sections of “Professional Writing Skills” are presented in an online version.
The department maintains a Writing Center to help students in any class or program address their deficiencies in writing. The Writing Center employs capable and trained students as tutors.