English

Why Study English?

Why Study English?

Professor and Chair Frank Grady Considers the Question

Troy Receives President's Award for Leadership

Troy Receives President's Award for Leadership

Professor Mary Troy Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

English Major Benefits from UMSL's Career Services

English Major Benefits from UMSL's Career Services

UMSL English Major Andrea Rees Puts Her Communication Skills to Good Use in Customer Service

Hirsch Wins "Emerging Voices" Scholarship

Hirsch Wins "Emerging Voices" Scholarship

UMSL English Student Jami Hirsch Wins Scholarship from the Alliance for Women in Media

Why Study English?
Troy Receives President's Award for Leadership
English Major Benefits from UMSL's Career Services
Hirsch Wins "Emerging Voices" Scholarship


Welcome to the Department of English!


The largest Humanities department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, we offer an undergraduate major and a minor in English, an MA with a concentration in literature or writing studies, and an MFA in creative writing, as well as undergraduate certificates in professional and creative writing. The Department’s award-winning faculty are dedicated and innovative teachers, writers, and researchers, offering courses reflecting the wide range of our discipline: British and American literatures from the eighth century to the twenty-first, of course, but also classes in expository, analytic, persuasive, and creative writing, in theories of writing and the teaching of writing, in linguistics, literary theory, world literature, literature and science, film, rhetoric, and disability studies.  We also offer courses in cooperation with the Gender Studies Program, the Honors College, and the College of Education; we operate a Writing Center that serves the entire campus; and we publish two literary magazines, Natural Bridge and Litmag.


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