Santa Clara University



  • iconWhy English?

    A most versatile major, English provides its majors with the skills needed to succeed in many fields: business, law, medicine, education, screenwriting, government, copywriting, journalism, editing, public relations, technical writing, and more.
  • iconEnglish Major

    Those selecting English as a major often intend to work professionally in journalism or the arts, to become teachers or professional/technical writers, or study further in graduate or professional school (in law, medicine, film/television, and business).
  • iconEnglish Minor

    The Minor in English requires two foundation courses and five electives, four of which must be upper-division courses.

  • iconCreative Writing

    The Creative Writing Program offers students a coherent course of study in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The creative writing minor is firmly grounded within the liberal arts tradition, integrating courses in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction writing within their broader literary and cultural context.
  • iconCourse Descriptions

    2015-2016 course description of courses offered in the Department of English.

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Terry Beers

Bringing literature to light

English professor enlists his students to work with the California Legacy Project in reviving California literature.

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