Students will identify significant literary works, authors, and movements as a requisite skill for literary analysis.

Drawing upon both primary and secondary sources, students will critique one or more literary works in a research paper or project.

Students will compose a multi-paragraph extemporaneous response that demonstrates competence in grammar, mechanics, and organization.

Students will articulate a succinct and coherent literary philosophy.

What Our Students & Alumni Are Saying About the English Program

To learn more about how you can be a part of the English Program at Northwestern, please stop by and see of any our English faculty. Our offices are on the second floor of Vinson Hall.

What Can I Do With an English Degree?

English programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University offer a full range of courses in American, British, and world literatures in addition to courses in creative writing, film studies, technical writing, and advanced composition in order to prepare students for academic and non-academic professional endeavors.  Students will find a wide selection of courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English or in English Education.

Students will want to take advantage of Sigma Tau Delta, which offers outlets for intellectual discussion and creativity. Sigma Tau Delta, whose colors are red and black, is an international English honors society which supports literary excellence among students by offering scholarships, writing awards, and participation in professional conferences.

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Writers' Roundtable

Writer's Roundtable will meet at 5 p.m. in VH 200 every other Tuesday; see exact dates below:

  • Feb. 7
  • Feb. 21
  • Mar. 7
  • Mar. 21
  • Apr. 4
  • April 18

The Writer's Roundtable Showcase will be held Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the Alabaster Room (3rd floor of Vinson Hall). The writers will share creative projects that they've been working on throughout the year. Please join us!