The Department of English promotes knowledge about the nature of language and literature, providing for a broad understanding of human communication. Adhering to the philosophy of “writing across the curriculum,” the Department is committed to including writing activities in all of its literature and language courses.
Further, the Department of English is responsible for administering General Education courses in Composition, Literature, Modern Languages, and Speech. As a service department for the College, it assists students with mastery of communication skills and provides activities that contribute to a comprehensive liberal arts education. As a unit offering courses leading to a major in the discipline, the Department of English prepares students for advanced study in literature, linguistics, law, education, and other related fields.