Department of English


The mission of the English Department at Xavier University is deeply rooted in Jesuit values, focusing on solidarity, kinship, anti-racist action, and the pursuit of justice through the power of literature and language to foster empathy, understanding, and social action.

Statement of Linguistic Justice

Diversity Statement

MLA Statement on Systemic Racism


The curriculum of the English Department at Xavier University is designed to develop students’ writing skills and introduce them to literary genres, interpretation theories, and upper-division literature courses that cover specific periods or themes, culminating in a 36-hour major that includes a variety of electives and a senior seminar.

English Major

English Minor

Writing Minor

Fall 2024, ENGL 205 Course Descriptions

Fall 2024, ENGL Elective Course Descriptions

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