The study of literature and writing has always been central to a liberal arts education. As an English student at Concordia University Chicago, you will learn to read and interpret literature, think critically, and write effectively. Literary study also broadens your perspectives on human life and culture. These skills and perspectives will prepare you to succeed in a variety of vocations.
You may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Secondary Education degree with an English major, or a minor in Creative Writing.
Activities and Organizations
As an English student at Concordia, you will be able to participate in a variety of activities. Many English students enhance their writing skills by writing for The Spectator, the campus newspaper. You may also submit your creative writing to Motif, Concordia's annual creative arts journal. Each spring the students who are published in Motif offer a public reading of their work. The department also awards the Radke/Sorenson Prizes for Writing each year for an outstanding essay and poem written by a junior or senior English major.
The English Club sponsors various activities throughout the year. These includes trips to plays or readings in Chicago, as well as on-campus social events and post-show discussions. The English Department also invites published writers to campus to read their work and lead workshops with students.