Department Chair & Professor of English: Dr. Nancy Dayton
The Department of English offers courses intended to help students write clearly and effectively and to read literature with critical appreciation. All students take courses in expository writing and selected literary works.
The major in English prepares students to enter such careers as education, law, business, Christian ministry, writing, editing, research, library science, public relations, travel, civil service, and administration. The major also prepares for graduate-level studies in English. Creative writers will find opportunity in Parnassus, a literary magazine published each spring semester. The January interterm offers a tour to London, England, that combines the study of British literature with visits to important literary and historical sites.