The written word in all its glory and complexity is the world of the student of English. Students may focus on either literature or writing, and those who love European culture before 1600 can explore KSC’s new Medieval and Early Modern Studies program.
What ends up on the page is only part of the story. In English, students study the past, present, and future of the written word, from Augustine to Chaucer, from Shakespeare to Austen, from Dostoevsky to Baldwin, from Achebe to Erdrich. Literature raises important questions about humanity, justice, and morality, and, as a result, has the unique power of both reflecting and transforming the place, time, and culture in which it was created. In short: literature matters, and it always will. More about Program Overview
Over a third of our graduates receive a dual degree in English and Secondary Education, and another third are enrolled in the Elementary Education program. Many students choose a minor in addition to the major; we offer a thriving writing minor as well as a new Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor.
Faculty in the English department are literary scholars, creative writers, and specialists in rhetoric and composition. In addition to teaching, faculty in English serve as mentors and advisors, encouraging majors to apply for awards and scholarships, to join our local chapter of the English Honor society, to study abroad, or to enroll in internships. More about Department Faculty
What do students do with a major in English? Find out what our former students are doing after graduation. Our students have shown that the degree in English provides an intellectual background and readily transferable skills for a wide range of personal and professional endeavors. More about Life after KSC: What Our Grads Are Doing