The study of language and literature deepens self-understanding, opens up the broad diversity of human viewpoints and cultures, hones writing and thinking skills, and intensifies the appreciation of the arts of literature and writing. It disciplines the mind as it teaches skills in critical thinking, research, and communication valued in a wide variety of careers.
The Department of English, under the College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University, offers majors in English and English with teacher certification; minors in English, English with teacher certification, professional writing, and creative writing; and the master of arts degree in English.
Language Arts for Teacher Licensure
Departmental Honors Program
Four Year Degree Plan
Course Catalog Listing
Study Abroad Opportunities
England: Harlaxton Manor (semester program), England: Harlaxton Manor (summer), South Africa, Costa Rica
The English Department encourages undergraduate students to pursue research on an area of particular interest to them. An undergraduate research project allows you to work closely with a faculty member who has an expertise and interest in your subject area. Learn more at: http://www.eiu.edu/english/UG_research.php
Student Professional Organizations
Three student organizations are closely affiliated with the Department of English: English Club, Sigma Tau Delta and Writers Ink. Information about our RSOs is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/english/student_organizations.php
Professional Development Opportunities
The Vehicle is a biannual literary magazine produced by the students of Eastern Illinois University. Read current and past issues at: http://www.thevehiclemagazine.com