Through our programs in literary studies and writing, we offer an education in humane letters based on the principles of writing and the literary traditions of English in Great Britain, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Our offerings include a major and a minor in literary studies and a major and a minor in writing with tracks in either creative or professional writing. We also offer a Master of Arts in English Studies and Communication, a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and courses that fulfill requirements for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, with or without a concentration in English. New to our offerings is also an undergraduate minor in TESOL.
Congratulations to the following English majors who have received the College of Arts and Sciences Lumina Award for students who have completed 84 credits at Valparaiso University with high scholarly achievement.
Congratulations on your accomplishments!
See our course descriptions, especially of topics courses such as
English 493 (the senior seminar in English literature). The topic this spring is Self and Narrative in Victorian Literature.
Stay tuned for announcements concerning the following winter and spring events:
Sigma Tau Delta (English honor society) holiday party Sat, Dec. 7 including Secret book Santas. RSVP by Nov. 20.
Books and Coffee series of book reviews, weekly from 4-5 Thursdays, 1/16-2/20. Cozy up in the winter months and hear VU faculty staff review best-selling books. A 40+ year tradition!
Wordfest Jennifer Cognard-Black visit Feb. 5. Cognard-Black is a fiction writer and critic of Victorian-era literature.
First annual Shakespeare week, March 17-21, 2014, including residency by Actors for the London Stage, who will perform As You Like It. The week is sponsored by Christ College and the departments of English and Theatre.
Wordfest Alumni Reading in Chicago by Eula Biss April 3. Biss, an essayist, will be reading at Lutheran School of Theology in Hyde Park.