The largest humanities department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Department of English supports the University's mission by educating its diverse and talented students in literature, creative expression, critical skills, research methods, and expository, analytic, and persuasive writing. Its dedicated faculty of teachers, scholars, and writers is committed to the values of the humanities in both theory and in practice. It prepares teachers of English and speech/theatre, writers destined for business, professional, technical, and creative environments, and citizens for lifelong literacy.