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Our department offers small classes and award-winning faculty.  English students focus on literature, professional writing, or creative writing, while Philosophy majors take traditional or pre-law tracks.  Our M.A., TESOL certificate, and Ph.D. in  English and the Teaching of English prepare graduate students for careers in higher education.

Interested in learning about our Spring 2021 courses?

Check out our spring 2021 English Course Booklet and stay tuned for videos featuring selected spring 2021 courses on our YouTube Channel.


Welcome to the spring 2021 semester! If you are interested in any of the events below please contact us at for the zoom links.

Thursday, March 4th- 2:30- 4:00 pm, via Zoom. Graduate Roundtable Series: "Teaching at a Community College: Perspectives and Advice."

Friday and Saturday, March 12-13th. EGSA Conference- Keynote- Professor Scott Slovic, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of Idaho will be presenting "Contemplating Ecoprecarity during the Coronavirus Pandemic: Exploring Convergences between the Medical Humanities and Ecocriticism".

Friday, March 19th- 4:00- 5:00 pm, via Zoom. Colloquium on Hyflex Teaching Practices

Friday, April 9th- 3:30- 4:30 pm, via Zoom. Colloquium by David Larwrimore

Thursday, April 15th- 2:30 - 4:00 pm, via Zoom. Graduate Roundtable Series

Thursday, May 6th- 5:30- 6:30pm, via Zoom. Black, Rock, & Sage Launch Party

You can follow the Department on our established accounts on Twitter and Facebook any time. Look out for our latest! Please like, subscribe, follow, and join in the conversation!