Major Tracks

Our department is home to variety of scholarly and creative interests. Students majoring in English can:

  • Explore literary works—poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction—from all the traditions of British and American literature
  • Study works in film and media
  • Develop their talents in creative writing and theater
  • Pursue studies in journalism, rhetoric, and debate

Our classes encourage exploratory thinking and critical conversation, always aiming to increase the students' knowledge, their skills in reading and critical analysis, and their strengths as writers and readers.

As an English major, you can choose from four distinct tracks:

Students wishing to major in creative writing should contact the creative writing advisor to begin the process of declaration. For all other tracks of the major, students should contact the director of undergraduate studies. The general requirements for these tracks are spelled out below, but students should always consult with their advisor about options for fulfilling the requirements, which are often wider than can be indicated here.

Under certain circumstances, it is possible for students who are majoring in one of the English tracks to complete an English minor in another area for a joint major and minor.