This isn't your high school English class. In the English program, you take solid theoretical preparation and learn how to use it in hands-on situations.
In literature and creative writing courses, students will read intensely and discuss literature at a deep, analytical level. Those skills are then applied across courses in poetry, fiction, drama, film, video games, and graphic novels to develop a portfolio of original work that will make them competitive for graduate school.
While taking coursework in English, students practice what they learn in class and by working for Trine's literary journal, Inscriptions, writing for the department, and promoting departmental events like the Humanities SymposiaOpens in new window and Overlooked Film FestivalOpens in new window. Students interested in graduate study or teaching can also work in the university's Writing Center tutoring fellow students.
English majors lead, succeed, and thrive in their careers. Recent studies have shown that humanities majors earn as much or more over their careers as science, technology, engineering and math majors, mostly because humanities majors go to graduate school in greater numbers. This program specifically prepares you for that graduate school path.