The English program aims to develop students who read with comprehension, insight and appreciation; write with competence, grace and authority; speak with clarity and confidence; and understand literature and literary history.

It prepares them for careers that require cultural breadth, strong writing and research skills, and an ability to read, synthesize and analyze written material.

The program offers a major, a minor and a concentration, and is supported by the activities of the Franklin Literary Society, a club that welcomes all students interested in the study, appreciation, and creation of literature and Wooden Tooth Review, a magazine edited by students and featuring creative work by W&J students. In addition, it is home to a chapter of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.

For more information, contact Professor Linda Troost.