Points of Pride

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The UIS English Department proudly boasts:

Great Learning Opportunities

  • Small classes that allow students to receive more attention from instructors and get to know their classmates in a more intimate learning environment;
  • Courses offered in a wide variety of genres, literary periods, and disciplines covering the full spectrum of a quality English education;
  • Opportunities to learn online and on campus;
  • Thought-provoking discussions in each class;
  • A University of Illinois degree;
  • Encouragement for students to participate in larger academic communities and conferences; and
  • Opportunities to publish creative writing in our literary journal, the Alchemist Review.

Great People:

  • A team of fantastic faculty distinguished in their respective fields;
  • Professors who interact with students on a first-name basis;
  • A warm and welcoming campus with a student-focused attitude;
  • A helpful Graduate Assistant to mentor English students;
  • A superb Online Coordinator to assist online students;
  • A growing number of Online English majors from all over the United States and several other countries;
  • A great track record of alumni successfully finding jobs; and
  • A fantastic community of like-minded English folk who create their own sense of extended family within the program.

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