The English department offers students many ways to meet the challenges of Rockford University’s mission and vision. Our courses help students discover the practical value of critical inquiry and intensive textual analysis, consider how different cultural perspectives contribute to distinct ways of viewing the world, and appreciate connections among literary traditions and liberal arts disciplines.   

The flexibility of the major allows students to explore areas that are of particular interest to them, while the required elements challenge them to expand their knowledge of literature and critical theory. Within the English major itself we offer two tracks: literature and creative writing.  In addition, we have a robust and active Rhetoric sequence that serves the entire RU community.  Maximum class size across the board in both English and Rhetoric courses is 15 students.


Department Information

Scarborough Hall
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Michael Perry, Ph.D.

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