The Department of English offers students exciting opportunities in critical thinking, research, and analysis; professional and creative writing and speaking; and the informed appreciation and understanding of written and presented cultures from traditional and current world literatures. Faculty within the department encourage students to engage distant and contemporary voices and to discover and train their own. Award-winning and experienced faculty committed to excellent teaching, scholarship, and dedicated service prepare students for lifelong learning and immediate employment or for professional careers in journalism, law, the ministry, arts administration, museum and archival work, public relations, teaching, editing, advertising, publishing, and a wide array of other vocations. Senior seminars, service learning, internships, study abroad, and integrated studies enrich bachelor’s degrees in English and English Education. The department also offers a Master of Arts degree in Professional Writing and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Secondary English. Many faculty members in English also teach in the Master of Arts in American Studies program.