When you join this department as an English or Journalism major, you’ll discover a challenging, interesting, and accessible faculty whose doors are always open to help and guide you through Augustana.
In English, we’re committed to introducing our students to a wide variety of writers and writing styles, from traditional masters of British and American literature to the emerging voices of women and people of color to the classic and contemporary literary talents of India, China, Japan, Russia, Ireland, and the Middle East. We also work to develop the talent of our own creative writers through workshop classes in poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction. Our Journalism program links the broad knowledge of a liberal arts education with the professional world through courses ranging from basic news writing to magazine writing, from opinion writing and blogging to layout and design in a multimedia context.
Our students become better readers, writers, editors, and critical thinkers who are not only prepared for editorial or academic careers but also for work in law, business, government, and more—because the curiosity and critical thinking skills you learn to practice here apply to a wide range of future careers.