English is the way we communicate, understand the human condition and relate to those around us through literature and writing.
The English program at Davis & Elkins College encourages you to use your talents and abilities to make a difference in the world through language. You’ll be given the tools to dive into your next writing adventure, dissect the English language, and promote education and understanding while focusing on your own interests in one of three concentration areas – literature, writing or education. Learning in a supportive community, a broad range of courses will teach you thoughtfulness, understanding, dedication, attention to detail and creativity. If you choose to study literature, your coursework will focus on ideas in British, American and world literature. Unique for a small college, the writing concentration combines creative and non-fiction curriculum. Education studies will prepare you for teaching English.
Dedicated faculty members create an inspiring environment where you and your peers can learn from each other and share your ideas and interests. Through the on-campus publications, Aurora and The Senator, faculty mentors will help you prepare your work for sharing with a public audience. You’ll also be able to share your work at the annual College Writing Showcase or an open mic night. The College also welcomes writers from around the country to campus for an annual Writers’ Series.
Engaging opportunities exist off campus, as well. Internships in the community, such as The Inter-Mountain newspaper, study abroad programs including the London Semester or Salzburg Seminar and the Washington Center in Washington, D.C., are all available to students studying English.
Graduates from the English program find success in a variety of fields that include journalism, law, education, publishing, media and much more, while others go on to graduate school. The list of opportunities goes on, and the English program at D&E will prepare you for the world in whatever capacity you want to embrace it.