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About the English and Writing Program

Our Faculty

Carroll University's English and Writing program faculty are nationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching excellence.

Our Program

  • Students regularly present at regional and national academic conferences.
  • Students build their resumes and skills by working in on- and off-campus internships.
  • We foster a vibrant community in which students publish and present in venues that extend beyond the classroom, including the New Perspective, the student newspaper; Century, the college art and literary journal; and local open mic nights.
  • We sponsor a variety of cultural events such as The Distinguished Visiting Author series, the Wisconsin Book Festival and the United Nations film festival.

Our Courses

  • Students participate in small discussion and workshop-based classes.
  • Students complete a program of study that provides both a strong foundation in literature and writing, and opportunities to focus on special areas of interest.
  • Courses range from Native American Literature to Science Fiction, great author studies including Shakespeare and Toni Morrison, and electives covering the Victorian period, film studies, post-colonial literature or creative writing.
  • Students participate in a senior capstone experience in which they, working closely with faculty, complete a sustained scholarly or creative project.
  • The program offers a number of courses in writing that allow students to develop their creative capacities as majors in English.

Your Future - What You Can Do with an English Major

Our majors pursue careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • International and domestic education
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit management
  • Publishing
  • And more!

Our majors serve in organizations such as:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Allies
  • And many other leading public and private sector organizations

Our majors attend graduate and professional schools in:

Want to Learn More?

Have questions about a course or what to study? Contact us at for more ideas about how an English major can prepare you for life beyond college.

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