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Mission and Goals

The Department of English is committed to enhancing the reading and writing skills of its students. The Bachelor in English Degree program at Cumberlands offers courses that familiarize students with a broad range of Western authors, works, and literary concepts. As English majors explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, fine arts, religion and other academic disciplines, the Department seeks to nurture their appreciation of literature and language, to broaden their cultural consciousness, to deepen their personal self-awareness, to strengthen their critical thinking abilities, and to clarify their professional aspirations. Students will also gain experience in conducting scholarly research and writing. 
Through these endeavors, the Department of English is committed to preparing students for graduate and professional programs and for careers in such fields as teaching, writing, publishing, business, and law.