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Department ofEnglish

About Us

We offer courses in literature, rhetoric, composition, creative writing, theory, new media, and film.
  • The English Department is a community of writers that includes scholars and creative writers.
  • English majors take shared foundation courses and choose specializations in writing, and in literary and cultural studies.
  • Our students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and each other on the Santa Clara Review, at the HUB, and on research projects.
  • English majors go on to successful careers in the arts, publishing, public relations, education, business, law, and more.

Santa Clara alumni consistently report that their strong writing and analytical abilities are the most valuable assets they bring from the campus to the world after college.

Why English?