By studying English at Concordia, you equip yourself for life by learning to read challenging texts and communicate complex ideas. Whether you work in a field directly related to English or another career that is enriched by your English study, you will be prepared by learning inside and outside the classroom.
Study English Abroad
Summer School in Santorini
Spend the month of May on the magical island of Santorini, Greece, studying Art, Religion or English.
Urban Travel Writing in London and Paris
W. Scott Olsen will travel to London and Paris during midsemester break in the spring with students enrolled in English 377 or English 477.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Courtney Backen '15
English Literature Major
The professors care about your growth both in the classroom and as an individual. They encourage you to push your boundaries and think in new ways, which has really helped me become a critical thinker in all areas of my life.
Matthew Bergquist '13
English teacher with English Language Institutes in Mongolia
It sounds cliché, but the most important thing I’ve learned is to become responsibly engaged in the world. I have this desire to learn and this desire to share what I’ve learned to impact other people wherever I am vocationally.
Dr. Amy Watkin
The reasons that I started in this field are the same reasons that keep me here...the love of books and the love of words and what impact they can have on the world.
Caitlin Schuchhardt '12
Pursuing Ph.D. in Literary Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
English Literature Major; Studio Art Minor
I can trace my path directly back to my undergraduate research experience and my study abroad in India on the Social Justice, Peace, and Development semester. These opportunities combined perfectly and led me to discover my passion in the intersection of environmental activism and literature.