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Why WKU English?

Why WKU English?

The most wonderful feature of the WKU Department of English is undoubtedly the people—our faculty and staff really care about students and their work.  They work hard to challenge students to help them do their very best work, and many of them develop relationships with students that last a lifetime. 

Russell Moore Teaches class Outside

Our students are also central to what makes our department great at the academic and interpersonal level. Our department has one of the highest concentrations of honors students at WKU and, certainly,  within our college. Our undergraduates publish and present their work regularly at conferences, and we have a strong record of students receiving national prizes, such as the Fulbright. 

Along with our great people, we offer a wide range of programs including literature from medieval to modern; fiction, poetry, script, and memoir writing; secondary English teaching and teaching English as a second language; technical,  business, and professional writing; and film studies and production.  In the English program, you have many choices in the courses you can take.  In fact, we’re in the process of revising our curriculum so that students starting in fall of 2017 will have a strong set of core courses in the major, but more freedom to take English courses that interest them. 

We also have many co-curricular opportunities that allow you to develop friendships with people who share your interests, supplement your learning, and gain experience before graduation. 

  • Develop and explore ways to share your love of English in the English Club