The English Department enables it students to become culturally aware, technologically astute, life-long learners. To this end, the department enriches students' experiences of texts from a variety of diverse perspectives, cultures, and academic disciplines. It actively cultivates engaged learners through writing-intensive, discussion-oriented, and collaborative learning environments. In addition, departmental course offerings incorporate the use and study of new technologies to promote students' abilities to interact effectively in technologically complex environments.
Through its education of the next generation of readers, writers, viewers, thinkers, teachers, and scholars, the English Department invests in the future of the liberal arts. It educates individuals whose knowledge, creativity, and insight will improve world business, political, and personal communities. It educates teachers whose knowledge, skills, and practice will enhance the literacy development of diverse students.