A Love for the Written and Spoken Word

From the time our parents start reading to us until the day we die, we enjoy reading books, watching films, writing, hearing and telling stories. Have you ever noticed what people do on airplanes or in airports? Yes, English studies - reading, writing, newspapers, magazines, films, books - are everywhere. Do you still get a rush of excitement opening a new novel? Ah, yes, that's why a few of us lucky ones get to continue for a lifetime devoted to English studies. We just don't want to give up the joys, the pleasures, and the challenges of words. We want to read everything. We want to write what we know and feel. We want to be entertained and to learn from books. So many great authors to read. So many novels to discover.

English studies are a core part of our studies in school, from kindergarten through graduate student levels of study. The two primary activities of all learning are reading and writing. This is why there are so many diverse opportunities for students who go into English studies—English majors become teachers, writers, researchers, editors, publishers, lawyers, technical communicators, copywriters, corporate analysts, human resource managers, librarians, program managers, grant writers, journalists and web designers. That's why English majors rock!

If you can take the heat, you will have a rewarding life-long career in English studies.

English News
Millikin Literary Festival
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Millikin Literary Festival features leading writers
October 28, 2015, 3:15pm
Millikin University presents the 13th annual Literary Festival and High School Writing Contest Nov. 13-14, 2015. The 2015 Literary Festival is open to high school and college students, and...
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Millikin Secondary English Education
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Tabletop Gaming and the Hero Complex
October 22, 2015, 10:45am
Can Dungeons & Dragons be used to understand literature? Can you study the early years of Batman to determine how heroes have been portrayed over time? A group of Secondary English...
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College of Arts & Sciences | English | Center for Entrepreneurship
Giving Back
June 23, 2015, 11:45am
Blue Satellite Press, a Millikin University student-run letterpress publishing business, recently held a fundraiser for the American Legion Post 105 in Decatur, Ill. As part of the...
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