English Department

Welcome! The members of the English faculty are excited to share our appreciation for good reading and good writing with you and to help you prepare for future educational pursuits.

A degree in English opens many educational and professional doors. Just as importantly, however, the study of language and literature enriches a student's understanding of and connection with the surrounding world. Says Susan Sontag, "To me, literature is a calling, even a kind of salvation. It connects me with an enterprise that is over 2,000 years old. What do we have from the past? Art and thought. That's what lasts. That's what continues to feed people and give them an idea of something better."