Language and literature programs are at the heart of the humanities at Clarke University. The study of literature, culture, language, and writing enables students to grow by encouraging their intellectual, global, imaginative, and emotional development.
The English program within the language and literature department offers a major and minor in English leading to a bachelor of arts degree, as well as a writing minor . Course offerings are designed to strengthen students’ abilities to think critically, read sensitively, and articulate thought effectively. In language, literature and writing courses, students gain new appreciation of, and insights into, themselves, aesthetics, and multicultural heritage.