Department Chair: Peter Parolin
In the heart of the west, the Department of English aims to sustain and promote cultural understanding and participation through extensive reading, thoughtful intellectual inquiry and rigorous academic, professional and creative writing. At undergraduate and graduate levels, the curriculum extends through creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literary and critical studies. The internationally recognized faculty, who have won numerous teaching awards, offer a variety of courses in literature, film, popular culture, digital media, composition, professional writing, theory and creative writing. They encourage students to pursue studies that intrigue and challenge them.