Why English?

Why enroll in an English class, become an English major or minor, or pursue a graduate degree in English?

Students of English become skilled, learned, and critically astute readers capable of sharing the pleasures of literature for the rest of their lives. 

 In addition, the precise communication and textual analysis that English students practice has proven to be excellent professional training.  Many of our students have gone on to become successful creative and professional writers, teachers, editors, professors, business people, ministers, attorneys, library and information professionals, and more.

Why English at Valpo?  Read about what makes our department distinctive.