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, and journalists. 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
A.D. Carson
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Millikin alum bringing hip-hop to classroom
July 24, 2017, 11:15am
Millikin alum bringing hip-hop to classroom Millikin University alumnus A.D. Carson '04 has made national headlines for creating a 34-track rap album as his dissertation to earn his Ph.D...
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Bronze Man Books
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | Community
Bronze Man Books publishes new book for parents and care providers
June 9, 2017, 9:30am
Bronze Man Books publishes new book for parents and care providers Bronze Man Books, Millikin University's student-owned and operated press, is pleased to announce the publication of a new...
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Decaturian
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards
February 24, 2017, 11:30am
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won four awards at the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) annual...
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