English and Cultural Studies Department

Social Justice and Cultural Studies professors Ji-Young Um, Kimberly Wedeven Segall and Jennifer McFarlane Harris

Find out more about our new Social Justice and Cultural Studies major, which equips you to articulate an understanding of the dynamics of power, history, and representation that form culture and produce patterns of inequity.

Everything you want to know about the fantastic selection of courses in English for 2021-22 and 2022-23.

The Demaray Scholarship is designed exclusively for English majors; amounts awarded range from $2,000 to $4,000 per recipient. Qualified juniors are eligible to apply; scholarships will be applied to senior year tuition. Due: first week of Spring Quarter.

Download the application form

In a thought-provoking editorial, two scholars persuasively argue that humanities majors will be the leaders — in society and business — for the changing world.

Internships and Jobs and Vocational Tracks!

Check out the stories of our internships with International Refugee Commission, Washington State Legislative Internship, Seattle City Internships in Equity, Immigration Law, Sustainability, and more!


Develop your networking with SPU mentor program!

Sign up for an appointment with SPU Career and Calling to find more internship and job opportunities!

Get Answers

Are there any scholarships offered through the major?

Absolutely! The Demaray Scholarship is offered annually to juniors who are dedicated to the study of literature and to writing as a means of discovery.

Read more answers to frequently asked questions.

Interested in English?

If you’re thinking about English but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got a lot of good advice here to help you on your way.



Stories From English blog

The English Blog: Lofty thoughts and epic experiences of current English students and alumni, all in one neat and orderly place: the Stories From English blog.

“There is really nothing more to say — except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.”
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Good Reads

Dream Work
by Mary Oliver

Dream Work is a collection of 45 poems by Pulitzer prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Whether on the bus for the morning commute or winding down the day, you’ll find Oliver’s perfectly crafted poems are wonderful escape. More.