English

Welcome to the English Department at Western Washington University

The English Department offers its students the opportunity to study and work with texts that have shaped, and been shaped by,the English language. We offer a diverse spectrum of classes ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century and covering a wide variety of topics in literature, media, composition, and language studies. Our courses encompass and explore multiple cultural traditions, allowing our graduates to cultivate skills in critical thinking, creative expression, close reading, persuasive writing, and effective speaking.

These skills, developed through the study of literature, writing, linguistics, critical theory, and visual media, prepare our graduates to pursue a variety of careers in law, business, government, professional writing, publishing, and education. Students wishing to further develop their skills should consider our Graduate Programs.

The department provides small, student-centered classes, innovative educational methods, and close faculty-student interaction. Our faculty members have earned numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research, and writing; they are nationally and internationally recognized in creative and critical fields. Our students have amassed an enviable record of placement in graduate programs and professional positions.

We invite you to explore our site and welcome your questions and comments.

Bruce Goebel, Chair
Kathryn Trueblood, Associate Chair

English Department Main Office - HU 329
Phone (360) 650-3209

 

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