Academic Programs


The Literature Program offers opportunities to study traditional and popular literature and literary criticism, as well as various writing practices in their social and historical contexts.


Courses in the Composition Program focus attention on students' own writing and on the diverse situations and uses of written discourse. Its offerings include introductory and advanced courses and specialized courses designed to serve specific career goals.


The Writing Program, the oldest and largest creative writing program in the United States, offers concentrations in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing.

Film & Media Studies

The Film and Media Studies Program offers a series of courses in English that function as electives in the literature and writing majors. They also count for the interdisciplinary film studies major (see below).