In these pages you’ll find abundant information about the UM-Flint English Department.  Our mission is to foster thoughtful and empathetic leaders who understand and use the English language effectively and creatively.   The department is home to undergraduate programs in literature, writing, linguistics, and English education, as well as to the Master of Arts in English Language and Literature. 

English is a useful major.  Just take a look here to see what our alumni are doing with their majors. If you don’t have room in your schedule for a major, you might consider one of our wide variety of minors.  Maybe you’ll just take a class or two.  Whatever you decide, you’ll find a dedicated faculty with a shared belief that language is intrinsically fascinating and important. Through its study we hone our ability to ask questions, interpret texts, consider different views, create and debate ideas, and make and communicate well-reasoned arguments.

Do you have a question that isn’t answered on this site?  Get in touch.  Drop by.  Meet with an advisor.  We’re eager to help.

What Literature Lends: An essay by English major Joshua Schantz

Joshua Schantz, a senior CAS student, penned this essay that details his discovery of literature. Starting from a high school student who avoided engaging with books, Joshua is now a senior in the Department of English who immerses himself in literature. Click "more" to read this wonderful insight into a young man's discovery of the written word.  

Professor Feuerherm on Pirate Vocabulary

September 19 was Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we wanted to learn more about how pirates speak. Associate Professor of Linguistics Emily Feuerherm shared the origins of some common pirate vocabulary. Click 'more' to watch the video!