We live our lives through story, through narratives that we tell ourselves and share with others. Worldwide, we have been doing this, and recording it, for tens of thousands of years. Today, we do this in literature and poetry, in memoir and essay; we do this in journalism, film, and in the songs that carry over the airwaves. Businesses, organizations, and public officials tell their stories in ever-evolving forms of communication, advertising and public relations.
As a student in the English Department, you’ll explore great themes in the human experience, practice working in a variety of forms and media, and develop your craft in the use of language, be that written or spoken, to bring your voice to the world.
Know your faculty on a first-name basis.
Take classes with other courageous, passionate students (who might just be a little nutty).
Read. Write. Repeat.
Opt out of Chem or Calc (unless you're into that sort of thing).
Learn to become an amazing writer.
The English Department offers three tracks available as majors and minors:
Students who wish to become teachers may work toward their licensure concurrently with their English degree, by taking education courses in place of free electives. To earn your teacher licensure along with your English major, we recommend that you:
Catalog description of English Major with Teacher Licensure
The Indy Online
The Independent News Organization, a student-run news service, serves the FLC community with a bi-weekly print magazine and an online publication for breaking news.
Images Magazine is FLC's student run literary and art magazine, featuring thought-provoking prose, poetry, and visual art that represents our diverse student population.
KDUR's volunteer-powered college and community radio serves FLC and La Plata County with diverse music, alternative news, and local public affairs broadcasting.