Black Lives Matter
The English Department recognizes systemic racism embedded in literatures and languages, from the Eurocentrism of the canon to the policing of standardized expressions of speaking and writing. We pledge a sustained commitment to identifying and promoting anti-racist practices and policies that support equity, diversity, and inclusion for all.
Limited Office Hours
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have limited office hours, Monday through Thursday only. Please contact us before coming to campus to verify if we are available:
The Department of English Language and Literatures cultivates literacy in its broadest sense. Your courses will inspire you to think, read, and write reflectively, analytically, and creatively. You will benefit from the department's high-quality programs, taught by faculty members who undertake groundbreaking research in their fields. Their scholarship produces innovative courses designed to prepare you for a range of careers. You will develop careful practices of reading, thinking, researching, and writing that are essential for your success in an increasingly global, technological world in which texts proliferate and literacies constantly change. Our undergraduate tracks are designed to help you acquire specific intellectual and professional skills. But above all, the study of English will help you to realize your full potential as a thoughtful and engaged individual and citizen of your world.
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Master's Degrees and Endorsement
Wright State English alumna Rishan Habte is a program officer for economic empowerment at Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services.
The turning point came when Kevin Leichtman was working a minimum-wage job and decided to give school the old college try for the third time.