A Love for the Written and Spoken Word

From the time our parents start reading to us until the day we die, we enjoy reading books, watching films, writing, hearing and telling stories. Have you ever noticed what people do on airplanes or in airports? Yes, English studies - reading, writing, newspapers, magazines, films, books - are everywhere. Do you still get a rush of excitement opening a new novel? Ah, yes, that's why a few of us lucky ones get to continue for a lifetime devoted to English studies. We just don't want to give up the joys, the pleasures, and the challenges of words. We want to read everything. We want to write what we know and feel. We want to be entertained and to learn from books. So many great authors to read. So many novels to discover.

English studies are a core part of our studies in school, from kindergarten through graduate student levels of study. The two primary activities of all learning are reading and writing. This is why there are so many diverse opportunities for students who go into English studies—English majors become teachers, writers, researchers, editors, publishers, lawyers, technical communicators, copywriters, corporate analysts, human resource managers, librarians, program managers, grant writers, and journalists. That's why English majors rock!

If you can take the heat, you will have a rewarding life-long career in English studies.

English News
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards
February 24, 2017, 11:30am
Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won four awards at the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) annual convention, held Feb. 17-18 in Chicago.  The...
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Millikin Digital Literatures
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Performance Learning Shapes Finals
December 22, 2016, 11:00am
Finals week at Millikin University recently came to a close, and as a culmination to the fall semester, a group of literature majors took the opportunity to present their Capstone research...
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Millikin Game Design
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
English education majors publish tabletop gaming research
June 9, 2016, 10:45am
Millikin University English education students Matthew Gremo and Ryan Morgan recently published a peer-reviewed journal article in the Minnesota English Journal of their research on...
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