Come Explore the World of Writing
What English majors learn during the course of their studies will enrich their lives, cultivate their values and challenge their intellect, and expand their sense of curiosity and empathy. In courses leading to the major in English, students learn to think critically; to be sensitive to the artistic, moral, and social dimensions of language; and to engage in meaningful research. Literature and writing are studied as forms of art, as forms of social discourse, and as important vehicles for exploring and expressing the human condition.
Our graduates develop marketable skills valuable for many vocations and endeavors. They also develop the independence and flexibility of mind to thoughtfully and effectively face the challenges of a changing world.
Our department encourages interdisciplinary perspectives and many English majors have double-majors and minors and pursue study abroad. We work closely with the Honors Program, the Moving Image Arts Program, and the language programs. We also work to create significant co-curricular activities for students at OCU through the distinguished poets series, OCU Reads, and the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature.