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Why Study English?

The Department of English Language & Literature offers a wide variety of courses designed to provide you with the essential skills needed to flourish in your life and career. The intensive study of language deepens your understanding of the world and yourself, prepares you to communicate effectively in various types of media, and introduces you to critical modes of thinking that are applicable to almost any career. A degree in English is fundamentally skill-based; your knowledge of textual analysis paired with the ability to form compelling arguments and clearly communicate those ideas will never be obsolete. 

  • A Message from Dr. Joseph Csicsila, Department Head

    New English Majors and COVID-19 Response 

    I want to welcome everyone “back” to EMU for Winter Semester 2022. Things will continue to look different for many of you taking classes in the Department of English in some significant ways for the next few months, so I want to provide a general overview of departmental programming and a little information about where to go and whom to see if you have any questions or concerns. Continue reading...

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