Stetson faculty will prepare you to write analytically, persuasively, and creatively. Classes within the program are student-centered and feature individual instruction. By completing your degree, you will enter intellectual debates over canonical works, newly appreciated texts, language, writing, and/or literary theories that currently engage our discipline — all in lively, nurturing settings.
Why English at Stetson University?
As a Stetson English major, you learn to read, write and think for life. The curriculum begins with a wide range of courses on literary and rhetorical forms and history, as well as specialized writing courses. Then it deepens that understanding through upper-level courses in literary criticism and theory, literature, rhetoric and writing studies. The curriculum also offers workshop opportunities and challenges, with individualized attention paid to your work. Plus, you have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors in their classes and through research and writing outside the classroom. Furthermore, you may pair your love of reading and writing with a second major, as well as minors.
Learn more about the Department of English.
“I am [a] first-generation student…and an English and Religious Studies double major…I loved being an English major at Stetson due to the constant ability to grow as a writer…I believe these skills consistently help me move forward.”
Rachaell Diaz, ‘20 English, PhD student at UF
“The Stetson English Department challenged me to think critically about everything…My degree has taught me how to look at the world through different lenses…My favorite part about being an English major was the close-knit community of students and faculty.”
John Thompson '20 English, Gear and Commerce Editor at Men’s Health
Our alumni profiles page showcases careers of recent Stetson English graduates – check it out! Stetson English graduates include lawyers, consultants in many industries, magazine and news editors and writers, public relations writers and executives, technical writers and editors, book editors, filmmakers, novelists, poets, essayists, nonprofit organization managers and executives, teachers and professors – even a forensic accountant. A Stetson English degree empowers you to pursue careers in fields that are meaningful to you.
- Nancy Barber, MFA, University of Florida
- Michael Barnes, PhD, University of South Carolina
- Chesya Burke, PhD, University of Florida
- Joel Davis, PhD, University of Oregon
- Nicole Denner, PhD, Northwestern University
- Leigh Ann Dunning, PhD, MFA, University of Memphis
- Chris Jimenez, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
- Megan O'Neill, PhD, University of New Mexico
- Michele Randall, MFA, New England College
- Lori Snook, PhD, University of Arizona
- Terri Witek, PhD, Vanderbilt University
- Grady Ballenger, Emeritus
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