University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

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New Minor in Writing

Learn about careers for English majors.

Questions about classes?

English: Reading and Writing Your World

Why Study English?

Literary studies cover a vast range of human experience and confer essential skills in communication, persuasion, creativity, and critical analysis.

The English Department offers classes in British, American, and anglophone world literature; rhetoric and composition; creative writing; critical theory; and cultural studies. Discover English.



Housed in the English Department, Film and Television Studies offers both a major and a minor. Courses explore everything from the aesthetic to the art of television and film. Learn more about the Film and Television Studies program.




Distinguished Professor Major Jackson

Major Jackson, Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor of English, has been selected as a University of Vermont Distinguished Professor. The University Distinguished Professor Award, founded in 2009 by Provost John M. Hughes, is the highest academic honor that the University of Vermont can bestow upon a member of the faculty. Professor Jackson is an award-winning poet whose books include Roll Deep (W.W. Norton, 2015), Holding Company (W.W. Norton, 2010), Hoops (W.W. Norton, 2006), and Leaving Saturn: Poems. (University of Georgia Press, 2002). More»


Study Abroad- BOSP


BOSP gives English majors the opportunity to study at the University of Kent (UKC) at Canterbury in England.



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