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In the Department of English you can study literature, culture, language, creative writing, secondary education, and film. We offer a major in English, a major in English with a Creative Writing emphasis, a major in English with a Secondary Education emphasis (which prepares teachers for teaching positions), as well as minors in English, Creative Writing, and Linguistics.  We also offer internships (for credit) at various locations and with our own student-run literary journal, Equinox. We also house the William J. Cooper Honors Program in English which provides qualified students with stipends, special courses, and unique research/creative opportunities one-on-one with faculty.

There are many ways to be a part of the English department, and we invite you to explore our website or contact us to learn more!

The English department is also the home of the Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS). The department’s literature program includes such varied subjects as African-American literature, Shakespeare, Film as Literature, and Contemporary Literature. The creative writing courses are intended for students who wish to develop sophisticated writing skills. Our courses are intended not only for English majors and minors but also for students preparing for careers in such fields as law, business, government, and medicine. (Click here to learn more about what you can do with an English degree!)

For information not covered in Frequently Asked Questions or other areas of our web site, please contact Dr. Angela Hunter, Interim Department Chair, by email at