Meaningful learning doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s a belief that we promote in the classroom through lively discussion, as well as with a diverse range of texts and methods of critical analysis.

No course of study would be complete without attention to literature’s major authors. Yet just as important, we stress the necessity of engagement with other disciplines such as history, religion, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, as they inform the literary texts that we read.

At John Carroll, expect a well-rounded introduction to literature in smaller classes that foster discussion and active participation, taught by enthusiastic, accessible professors. Working with their own department advisors, English majors tailor their courses of study to their specific interests, and take advantage of in-depth independent study opportunities.