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The English Program at FGCU offers an array of opportunities for students interested in learning about literature and culture and developing their abilities to think critically and write effectively.  Our flexible curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is designed to encourage students to explore a range of critical stances from traditional literary study to the most recent, emerging theoretical approaches.  It also, however, offers the opportunity to focus a significant portion of the required coursework in a specific area of academic interest.

We also recognize that only a small portion of learning takes place in the classroom and encourage our students to join our very active honor society, Sigma Tau Delta; to participate in activities organized by our creative writing faculty members and students, including the Mangrove Review and the annual Sanibel Writers Conference; and to consider a variety of foreign study programs available through the department.  And, most importantly, all students in the English program at FGCU have the opportunity to work closely with an accomplished faculty.  While the members of the English faculty are remarkably productive scholars and creative writers, they are, first and foremost, teachers.  They are dedicated to offering innovative and effective classes and to working with students as individuals, challenging them and encouraging them to accomplish as much as possible during their time at the university.

If you would like to know more about the program and the opportunities for students majoring in English, please contact Dr. Kim Jackson, Chair of the Department of Language and Literature (kjackson@fgcu.edu 239-590-7423).