English and Cultural Studies Department

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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.

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

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 Social Justice and Cultural Studies

“As we are taking the first steps of our own transnational journey through the ideas we have discussed in class,” writes Devon Criswell, “we will also find ourselves changed by knowledge and experience.” 

Read stories and musings from the Morocco Program blog.

Read how stories matter for Social Justice.

Stories From English

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.

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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.

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“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.