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 studiesa major and a minor in creative and professional writing, and a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages.  We also offer a Master of Arts in English Studies and Communication and a Master of Arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

  • Why English?  Why enroll in an English class, become an English major or minor, or pursue a graduate degree in English?  
  • Why English at Valpo?  Read about what makes our program distinctive.
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See also the TESOL program Facebook page and the Valparaiso Writing Center page.

Prof. Schuette has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to develop a course this spring entitled "Who's My Neighbor?" centered around identity and place in northwest Indiana.  Read more.  

We are so glad you are here!  Class of 2020


Contact Information

Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences Building, Rm. 220
1400 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-464-5353