Lessons of Literature
The English degree program at Concordia goes well beyond the pages of a book. Through guest author readings, class interviews, and outings on the town, students embark on the most fascinating exploration of all – learning about themselves, the world around them, and the transformative power of the written word. English majors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in reading and writing short stories, poetry, memoirs, science and environmental journalism, and to work on an extensive senior thesis. An overall emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills helps makes students marketable in a wide range of job settings.
Strong, nurturing, one-on-one relationships with expert faculty encourage a professional approach to writing and literary analysis. An English degree from Concordia can lead to careers in teaching, writing, publishing, media, law, public relations, and other professions.
- Working writers share insights and techniques on the art and craft of writing and publishing
- Access to numerous literary events and resources within Portland’s vibrant creative community
- The Richard Paul & Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre exposes students to international conferences and seminars
“Because class sizes are small, the professors have the time to develop personal relationships with each student. The one-on-one attention and the emphasis placed on meeting the individual needs of students was a definite bonus to the program.”
– Cassandra Shaw ’11, English major and student body president