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

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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Tony Magagna
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin professor receives Fulbright Award to teach in Japan
April 26, 2018, 11:45am
Dr. Tony Magagna to teach two-semester term in Japan for 2018-19 academic year Millikin University Associate Professor of English Dr. Tony Magagna has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar...
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A.D. Carson
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
A.D. Carson '04 returns to Millikin to share his story
April 11, 2018, 10:45am
Professor of Hip-Hop opens Civic Discourse Week As a high school student, A.D. Carson '04 aspired to become a professional rapper. Years later, the Millikin University graduate has made a...
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