A degree in English is the perfect springboard for people who want to change the world because language constructs our political, legal, and social systems.
The Department of English emphasizes the significant role that language plays in constructing our identities and in personal, academic, spiritual, social, and professional development. In the era of “post truth,” “alternative facts,” and “fake news,” reading stories, studying language, building belief, dismantling oppression, thinking critically, researching carefully, and writing insightfully are all the more important.
2014 BA / English
Burman University changed my life. The English program taught me how to critically analyze literature, which transitioned into critical thinking about all aspects of life. It was the springboard to finding a career that suits my personality and my skill set.
Faculty & Staff
Patsy GlattAssistant Professor, English
Trina HoskingAdministrative Assistant & First Year Advisor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
John McDowellDean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor, English
Laurie RingerProfessor, English
Julie ThompsonInstructor, English, Project Specialist, Registrar Services
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