Department of English


As an English major, you will conduct in-depth investigations of language, rhetoric, literature and the ways in which these fields of inquiry enter into dialogue with one another. English faculty guide students in the development of a broad range of critical methods to help them become independent thinkers rooted in the humanistic tradition.

English majors will engage in critical reading, analysis and synthesis of texts from a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts. Through theoretical and practical knowledge, students become more active, productive, informed citizens who capably evaluate and argue in a language-based culture.

Lourdes English alumni have gone on to pursue graduate work in literature, creative writing, education, law, and organizational leadership. English majors also work in a variety of professions including public relations, marketing, in-house publications, copywriting, editing, media, speechwriting and technical writing.

Students can join Literati, Lourdes literary student organization.

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Department of English
St. Agnes Hall - first floor

English Advisor


Student Organization

Literary & Visual Art Journal
The Tau

Arts & Sciences Magazine
The Vitruvian

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