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As an English major, you’ll be trained in the rigors and pleasures of critical thinking, close reading and lucid writing. Through writing workshops and literature courses in a wide range of periods, genres and traditions, you’ll explore the powers of narrative, image and the written word to illuminate the complexities of human experience.

Sample Courses

  • Shakespeare and the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Literature as Moral Inquiry
  • Medieval Romance: Voyage to the Otherworld
  • Africa Writes Back

Students went off to

  • Study creative writing at Columbia University
  • Work as a development officer at the Museum of Modern Art
  • Win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism with the New York Times

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