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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.

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A photo of Department Head Joseph Csicsila
A photo of Department Head Joseph Csicsila


A Message from Dr. Joseph Csicsila, Department Head

Welcome Back!

I want to welcome everyone back to EMU for Fall Semester 2023. While we continue to offer a variety online and hybrid formats, the majority of our classes in the Department of English have returned to in-person instruction. Therefore, I’d 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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