• Department of English

    Monmouth University's Department of English gives students the opportunity to study literature, writing, and rhetoric in a supportive and engaging intellectual community of faculty and peers. English majors and minors are encouraged to pursue their interests under the direction of dedicated and accomplished faculty mentors both inside and outside the classroom, and can chose from a range of programs and courses offerings in the areas of literature, creative writing and professional writing. Students will enhance their close reading and analytical skills as they encounter the pleasures and possibilities found in reading literary works of aesthetic and cultural value. A major or minor in English enables students to develop critical awareness that prepares them for careers in the areas of teaching, law, business, publishing, writing, and administration, and most importantly, lays the foundation for a lifelong engagement with the versatility, power, and beauty of language.

    Creative Writing Minor

    The English Department is pleased to announce the implementation of the Creative Writing Minor. This 18-credit minor is open to students from all majors. Students will take courses in general creative writing, as well as in specific genres, and will have the opportunity to learn from publishing writers. Please see the curriculum chart. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Goulding, English Department Chair, at goulding@monmouth.edu.