As human beings, we understand ourselves, and our place in the world, through the stories that we tell. In our department, we approach stories as tools for self-reflection and self-understanding, creative thinking and problem solving. Our students learn to think deeply and write clearly in small, supportive, and inclusive classes taught by award-winning professors who take pride in the personal attention they give their students. Our students are prepared for living in a complex world by studying the texts that anchor our diverse cultural and intellectual histories, from Beowulf to Bollywood, Jane Austen to comic books, Shakespeare to Indigenous drama.

Our highly successful Co-Op Program enables students to combine academic study with valuable paid work experience. Our majors also have the opportunity to go on Foreign Exchange and register in one of three optional specialized concentrations: Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Drama Studies. Students interested in how new media and technologies affect our world may also choose to pursue a minor in the Digital Humanities.

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