The English Department at Hastings College offers a program of study at the center of the time-tested liberal arts that includes courses in expository and creative writing , linguistics, and literature in all the genres, including short stories, novels, poems, drama and essays.
An English major provides a comprehensive view of literary styles, history, and traditions, and pays close attention to individual literary works. The department teaches courses in classical, traditional, contemporary and popular literature and culture. An English major or minor complements majors and minors in other disciplines.
Along with the pleasure of reading, discussion and writing, students of English gain skills in critical thinking and clear communication that are essential to success in every career, whether it be law, business, medicine, academia, or others, that lead to an enriched and discerning approach to living.