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Young Couple Sitting with a Pile of BooksThe English major and minor expose students to centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts. Students receive extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. At the UO, English majors and minors take classes covering varied historical periods and literary traditions alongside classes in expository writing, cultural studies, theory, ecocriticism, film, and folklore. In addition to focusing and extending the values of a traditional liberal arts education, the skills gained in the English Major and Minor programs provide vital preparation for business and professional careers, as well as for further academic work or artistic endeavors. The experience of our graduates has proven that English is an excellent background for law, medicine, teaching, management, publishing, advertising and advanced technology fields.

Professor William Rossi is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Dr. Corbett Upton is Associate Director of Undergradutate Studies.

Complete list of English courses (University Catalog)

Schedule of Classes (Duckweb)

English Major Advising

Advising Supplement

Course Descriptions

Course Syllabi

Please note that the courses listed above are subject to change.