The Department of English offers three concentrations within the major including creative writing, literature, and teaching licensure (specializing in creative writing or literature). Students experience rich opportunities to study British, American, and world literature in translation. We concentrate on the direct experience of fiction, drama, and poetry by placing authors and their works within a variety of historical and cultural contexts. Literature courses incorporate extensive participation in class discussion, group inquiry projects, writing multiple genres, and individual undergraduate research. Our courses provide English majors with a solid foundation for effective communication and critical thinking.