College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

Studying English at Butler provides four academic tracks: Literature; Creative Writing; Public and Professional Writing; and Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism. It enjoys a distinguished history and contemporary relevance through our faculty’s significant national publications in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and scholarship. We offer the resources of a large research institution with the benefits of a more intimate private university. Our commitment to small class sizes, passionate teaching, and rigorous individual mentoring builds strong one-to-one relationships between students and faculty and among classmates. Our graduates leave Butler as deep thinkers and communicators, with skills and mindsets suited to a range of careers and lives.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • EN101, Academic Writing Workshop
  • PCA 218-EN, Visual Literature
  • PCA 235-EN, The Art of Poetry
  • PCA 237-EN, Lit Hop
  • TI 212-EN, Inquiries in British Literature and History 1
  • EN311, Literary Editing

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism
  • Public and Professional Writing

The English Literature major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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