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Department of English

Current Students

Learn more about course schedules, honors in the major, independent study, and plan for life after graduation.

Schedule of Classes and Course Descriptions

Learn more about upcoming class schedules and topical course descriptions. Learn More

Honors in the Major

Learn more about Honors in the Major, which allows for independent research or special study in your senior year. Learn More

Independent Study in English

Learn more about the guidelines for independent study in English. Learn More

Graduate School

Learn more about the types of graduate degrees in English, researching graduate programs, preparing your application, and a typical timeline for the application process. Learn More

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honors Society. Rollins Sigma Tau Delta students sponsor programs throughout the year to promote literature and writing and to build community in the English major. Learn More

Study Abroad and Field Studies

English majors are encouraged to study abroad in order to further extend and enrich their understanding of the world, of others, and of themselves. To learn more, visit the Office of International Programs.

Southern Lit Road Trip

Regional literature is often recognized for its unique sense of place, and southern writing is no exception.  In the downtown square of Oxford, the lush plantations of Louisiana, the rolling farms of Georgia, and the magnolia-lined streets of Savannah, some of our favorite works come to life.  Our study of them is enhanced by our immersion in these cultural settings.

For the first eight weeks of the semester, we’ll read selected works from some of the region’s most celebrated authors, and over Spring Break, we’ll take an old-fashioned road trip through the south, touring writers’ homes and the places that inspired them.  You will respond to this experience through a travel journal that will inform a travel essay and an extended critical analysis you’ll construct when we return.