Department of English


Welcome to the Department of English!  We are a diverse community of thinkers, inspired by the transformative power of language, and by our shared commitment to Xavier’s mission. Xavier English serves English majors and minors, as well as non-majors through the Core Curriculum, the Writing Program, and upper-division offerings. 

In addition to range of literature courses, the English Department offers courses in creative writing, linguistics, professional writing, film, and more—all open to students from across the University.  We offer two customizable major tracks (English and English-Writing), two minors (English and Writing), and an array of courses cross-listed with Gender and Diversity Studies, Communications, and other programs.

We welcome and value students from all backgrounds: wherever you’re coming from, join us in putting language to work for the greater good.