Welcome to the English Literature and Creative Writing Department

English Literature Major

English Literature is about more than reading plays, novels and poems. It’s about developing the intellectual and critical thinking skills to analyze what you read and defending your positions in papers, publications and discussions. At RWU, our student-centered program will teach you the strong writing, research and presentation skills you’ll need to succeed in graduate school and any professional career.

Creative Writing Major

Pursue the art of writing with a degree in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, where students study with a practicing faculty of published authors and produce a national literary magazine. Through writing and analyzing creative works, you’ll learn how to express your ideas, tell stories and apply creative thinking to careers in writing, publishing, journalism, advertising and more.

Secondary Education Major

A degree in Secondary Education gives you the foundation to become a high school teacher in math, science, English, dance, foreign language, history or social studies. At RWU, all of our Secondary Education students double major in a discipline related to their area of certification. Combined with field experiences and student teaching, you’ll gain deep subject matter knowledge and real-world experience.

Explore Our Courses

From magical and mythical landscapes, to the Shakespearean romances and thrilling stories set in the 1950s. Take a peek at our course catalog and explore all of the courses that our English Department has to offer on your journey.

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Meet the Faculty

Meet the dedicated faculty and staff that make up the heart of our English Department.

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