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Are words really powerful?  We believe they are.  If you agree, you should consider majoring in English. The discipline of English is large and diverse, encompassing both writing and critical analysis.  English majors study how people do things with words in classes in literature, linguistics, and rhetoric, and they also work at improving their own writing craft, from analytic, argumentative, and workplace writing to the arts of writing fiction, poetry, drama, and essays.

Why Choose EIU for English?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.

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