In addition to majors and minors in English and writing studies, the English department also houses the WRT 100 and ENG 110 programs. Both WRT 100 (Writing and Rhetoric) and ENG 110 (Literary Perspectives) are required for all students at Niagara University. We also offer a variety of electives in literature and writing that can fulfill general education requirements. Curious about why people study English? We've got some answers for you.

What's Happening In The English Department

CARE IN ACTION: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Hosted by Dr. Mangat on April 20

Care in Action is an interdisciplinary symposium that explores the increasingly seminal and urgent issue of care. This symposium considers, what is referred to as, the “crisis of care:” how the imperative to care (we all need care and we all want to care) is impeded by the difficulty of accessing care (we find it increasingly difficult to summon the resources needed to care). It seeks – through keynotes that historicize and contextualize this crisis, panels that foster dialogue between academics and students and healthcare workers, and a workshop that develops strategies for caring – to better understand how care can begin to be enacted anew on our campuses and in our communities.


Global Shakespeare On Film Course Offered in Fall 2023!

Dr. Collington will once again be offering ENG 367: Global Shakespeare On Film in the Fall 2023 semester. This course is open to everyone and has no prerequisites and can fulfill general education requirements.

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English and Writing Essay Contest Returns!

The English and Writing Essay Contest has returned for the 2022-23 academic year! We are awarding prizes for essays in ENG 110, WRT 100, and any upper-level English or Writing class. For more information, see our flyer or visit the English and Writing essay contest page.

Dr. Little To Host California Wonderwalk Trip in Spring 2024


Recognizing Our Majors


Dr. Kot and some of the participants at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference.

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Dr. Martin and Dr. Kot with the English Department award winners at the 2018 Day of Recognition for the College of Arts and Sciences.