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 Department Course Offerings Spring 2018

English News

Millikin English Department
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Exploring the Windy City
October 26, 2018, 2:45pm
Millikin English students gain enriching experiences during Fall Break Millikin University's English Department is full of talented and dedicated professors like Dr. Julie Bates,...
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Julie Bates
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
MU Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julie Bates
September 6, 2018, 11:45am
Millikin English Professor incorporates real practice with professional writing For Dr. Julie Bates, Performance Learning is much more than a Millikin University buzz word, it's a practice...
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Emily Skaja
Alumni & Friends | Alumni Spotlight | Career Center
Millikin graduate receives prestigious Walt Whitman Award
May 11, 2018, 10:15am
Emily Skaja '06 wins poetry award for first book At the age of 28, Millikin University graduate Emily Skaja '06 knew she was ready to send her poetry work out for publication. A...
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