The English Division is dedicated to the study of English language and literature. It houses the Center for English Proficiency, the Arts & Sciences Core Composition and Literature courses, the AUD Writing Center, and the Minor in Literature. The English Division’s mission is to provide students with the advanced reading and writing skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive academic and professional environment. Students develop these skills through a range of courses that focus on critical reading, rhetoric and composition, academic research, and the literary arts. Students who enroll in English courses experience an intellectually stimulating learning environment that encourages creative, independent thinking and celebrates the diversity of experience and expression that is at the core of the best critical and creative writing.
The Literature Minor prepares students with a focused knowledge of literature, while allowing them the flexibility to focus on the periods or genres that are of particular interest to them. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following list of courses: