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If so, then the University of Dayton's Department of English might be the place for you.
We are a lively community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to the study of language and literature from rhetorical, creative, and critical perspectives.
With three tracks (literature, writing, and teaching) and a wide selection of courses in diverse literatures, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, professional and technical writing, new media, and film, the English curriculum allows students flexibility to tailor their program of study to their particular interests and goals.
Because most English courses are small, students also benefit from personal attention from professors who inspire and challenge. Our faculty members represent a broad range of interests and expertise, and they bring the passion and wisdom of their scholarly accomplishments into the classroom. As teachers and advisors, they are devoted to helping students learn, grow, and succeed.
UD English majors also have a variety of options - including writing internships - for supplementing their regular coursework in ways that enhance their academic experience and better prepare them for employment opportunities upon graduation. In our MA program, we offer graduate assistantships and related professional development with opportunities for research, teaching, and tutoring graduate student writers and second-language learners.
When they graduate, our students take with them expert skills as readers, writers, and critical thinkers, skills that enable them to contribute to conversations and shape debates about all kinds of texts and discourse, in both academic and "real-world" contexts. As evidence of this, our alumni/ae have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of fields, been admitted to excellent programs of professional and graduate study, and earned prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright.