English, BA


Delaware State teaches English literature from a global perspective. Students absorb the great works of Great Britain and the United States, from Shakespeare to the contemporary classics, and then go beyond to explore a wide range of literary voices, including women, immigrants, ethnic and racial minorities. Our program uses literature as a window onto the diversity of human insight and experience — as well as the common themes that unite all people.

The English program lays a strong, broad academic foundation, with required course work in history, psychology, mathematics, and foreign languages. Students develop superior writing and critical thinking skills, which can be applied across many different career paths. At bottom, literature is the study of the human condition — all humans, of every race, color, and creed.

Professional Preparation

Students who graduate from the English program have almost unlimited options. Graduate school is a common option — either for continued studies in writing and literature, or for advanced degrees in law, business, government, journalism, or education. Graduates who go directly in the work force can market their strengths in writing and communication, as well as their multicultural perspective and solid background in many liberal arts disciplines.


Faculty in the English department have a long list of research and publishing credits. They also represent a diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, providing a broad global perspective. Intimate class sizes enable professors to provide students with personal advice, encouragement, and mentorship throughout the undergraduate years and even after graduation.

Required Courses

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