Department of English
English offers two undergraduate majors — English Literature and Creative Writing — and postgraduate studies in these areas and in Children’s Literature. English study trains students to understand how texts work, and how to think and write clearly. Because it focuses on language use, form and content, this study improves skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and communication. Because it deals with texts as they function within particular cultures, the study of English and writing teaches students to understand novels, drama, creative writing, life-writing, visual texts, children's literature, and non-fiction in their cultural contexts, from the medieval to the present day.
The study of English Literature, Children’s Literature or Creative Writing provides the opportunity to acquire skills in communication and evaluation, flexibility and independence of judgement — skills that are essential for many careers. Read more about us
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