Why Study English & Communications
Students in the English Department study and practice written, oral, and visual communication, both utilitarian and creative, through our four options: Communications, General English, Writing, and English Education. What we're also doing, though, is exploring: the linguistic and literary history of Western culture, non-Western literature, the relationships between cultures in the Southwest, shared human values -- and the whole of human experience.
Why Study English & Communications at Fort Lewis College
Learning by doing is the trademark of the English Department, with a campus radio station, a literary magazine, and a campus news magazine housed in the the college's state-of-the-art Media Center in the new Student Union. Video production and multimedia students also have exclusive access to the Digital Media Lab and Multimedia Studio.
Students also get to work and study with guest scholars, writers, and filmmakers. And they get their own professional experience through our Student Film Festival and with local, regional, and national internships -- including work on Cutthroat, an international literary magazine.
We are unique from similar programs at other colleges in three ways:
- Combination of all four options (General, Communications, Writing and English Education) in one department, firmly grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition.
- Emphasis on convergent media, interconnected storytelling in a variety of media and formats.
- Individualized attention and small classes combined with mentoring and advising of all our majors by tenured and tenure-tracked faculty who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Academic Options in English