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, is the oldest writing program in the United States and 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).


Digital Narrative and Interactive Design

The Digital Narrative and Interactive Design major (DNID) harnesses the narrative, world-building, and media studies strengths of the English department and the coding, software development, and human computer interface strengths of the School of Computing and Information.