Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English at the College of Charleston!

The study of English is fundamental to a liberal arts and sciences education. English faculty teach students to read perceptively and critically; to understand the historical, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of language and literature; and to write with clarity and precision. We offer courses in composition, creative writing, film, literature, and rhetoric. 

English majors benefit from small class sizes, individual attention from instructors, and unique opportunities for independent research, internships, and study abroad. Majors pursue concentrations in Literature and Film, Creative Writing, or Writing, Rhetoric, and Publication. Those who wish to teach at the secondary level can pursue a combined major in English and Secondary Education.

Our faculty possess expertise in a wide range of specializations within English studies and publish widely with top academic and literary presses and in leading journals.