Department of English, Writing and Modern Languages
What do Mitt Romney, Sting, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Damon, Eugène Ionesco, Vin Diesel, Conan O'Brien, Harold Varmus, Mario Cuomo, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Steven Spielberg, Judy McGrath, and Michael Eisner all have in common? They are all very successful people who attribute their achievement to the training they received as majors in the English, Writing, and Modern Language Departments of their various universities. Our focus is on language, on that unique human attribute that allows us to read with insight, think with clarity, and write and speak with purpose. With these skills, graduates of Concordia University’s English, Writing, and Modern Language Department find satisfying jobs in such diverse fields as business, education, law, entertainment, publishing, politics, foreign service, and NGO/nonprofit work.
Students in the English, Writing and Modern Languages Department benefit from small class sizes and from one-on-one contact with faculty who care about them as individuals. When not in the classroom, you can write for the university newspaper or edit our literary publication, The Aerie.
Majors and Minors
Bryan Santin, associate professor of English, had his first book, Postwar American Fiction and the Rise of Modern Conservatism: A Literary History, 1945-2008, published by Cambridge University Press. Read more »
If you are able to visit our beautiful campus, please ask your admissions counselor to set up an appointment with the Chair of the English, Writing and Modern Languages Department, Dr. John Norton, who will be happy to answer all your questions about our program. Or write to him at [email protected].