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Department of English Language and Literature

Welcome to the departmental webpage for English Language and Literature. The first thing that comes to mind when people hear "English major" is often "I'll bet you're planning to be a high school teacher." We do indeed have an excellent English Education program at Gardner-Webb. Our reputation is so good that our students usually have no trouble finding teaching jobs right out of college. However, we're about even more than that. In fact, we like to think of English as the All-Purpose Degree because English is one of the most versatile degrees at GWU. Our majors have become ministers, lawyers, business people, technical writers, editors, morticians, bankers, and novelists. And some of our former undergraduates are now in graduate programs at schools such as Purdue University, Boston University, and Duke Divinity School. In an age in which communication skills in a variety of media are increasingly important to success in the job market, our cutting-edge department may be just the place for you!

Upcoming Events

Spring Semester Begins
Weds, January 9th


Coffee and Conversation
Thurs, January 10th


Writing Center Opens
Mon, January 21st


LOTS Conference

Sat, February 23rd