Studying literature opens your world, introducing you to other cultures, places and times. Reading novels, poems and plays gives you new ways to see the world and — through self-exploration — new ways to see yourself. The reading, writing and critical thinking skills you will develop will help prepare you for professional careers and graduate study.
Reading, writing and oral communication are embedded in your classes — these are fundamental keys to success not only in English but in any professional field you choose. Your study of English will provide you with a powerful experience in which, through critical thinking, you will be able to analyze the world and its ethical implications. You will gain insight into empathy and compassion, and learn to better appreciate your culture and that of others.
Classes are discussion-based rather than lecture-based. We place an emphasis on your drafting, then gaining feedback from your papers rather than simply turning in a final product. Also, we encourage respectful discussion on social issues raised in literature. Among our department’s hands-on learning activities, you will have opportunities to attend professional theatre productions and visit major museums.
Semesters to Complete
of respondents stated that they were employed six months post-graduation from Wilmington College.
(Fall 2021 Student Survey)
- EN131 Writing III: Advanced Writing And Practice
- EN134 Introduction To English Literature
- EN150 Topics In Literature
- EN232 Varieties Of Literature
- EN233 Literature Of Rural Life And The Environment
- EN235 Literature For Children And Young Adults
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