When one thinks of an "English major," what comes to mind is the classic literature student wading through a stack of books and typing feverishly at the keys. Which, it turns out, is a pretty narrow view of our diverse field of studies. The English Department at UW-Eau Claire is home to a wide range of diverse subject areas, all of which strive to teach students how to think critically and communicate effectively — both vital skills in and beyond college. In addition to offering a major and minor in an array of emphases, the English Department also offers three distinct master's degrees.
Students who major or minor in English may immerse themselves in the study of film, popular culture, linguistics, rhetoric, critical theory, scientific writing, literature, technology in communications, poetry, fiction, dialects, and much more. Students in the English department are empowered to find their futures amidst our wide array of offerings. Our dream is help to you achieve yours, to give you the keys to unlock the doors to your future.