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.

  • Why English?  Why enroll in an English class, become an English major or minor, or pursue a graduate degree in English?  
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Spring Course Descriptions
Books and Coffee is back!

Find us at https://www.facebook.com/ValpoEnglishDepartment/  See also the TESOL program page at https://www.facebook.com/ValpoTesol

Signing up for Spring Courses?  See our course listing and topics course descriptions.

Warm up in January and February with a cup of coffee and reviews, by faculty and staff, of best-selling books. Reviews are Thursday afternoons from 4-5 in the Christopher Center Community room.  See also our flier on Facebook.

Jan 7 Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See reviewed by Prof. Randa Duvick, French.

Jan 14  Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me reviewed by Prof. Gregory Jones, Theology, Prof. Heath Carter, History, and Prof. John Nunes, Jochum chair and professor.

 Jan 21 Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant: A Novel reviewed by Prof. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services.

Jan 28  Jon Krakauer, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town reviewed by Prof. Lissa Yogan, Sociology. 

 Feb 4  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah reviewed by Prof. SimonMary Aihiokhai, Theology.

 Feb 11  Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People reviewed by the Rev. Charlene Cox, Chapel of the Resurrection.

 Feb 18  Leila Abdelrazaq, Baddawi reviewed by Prof. George Potter, English.

 Feb 25 Leo Damrosch, Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake reviewed by Prof. Sara Danger, English.

 The Books and Coffee series is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.


Contact Information

Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences Building, Rm. 220
1400 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-464-6918