The WSU Department of English uses a multiplicity of approaches in its scholarship, teaching, and service, unified by the department’s commitment to the study, understanding, and production of texts of many kinds. While we practice methodological and curricular diversity in our professional activities, that diversity is focused on our common commitment to encouraging the critically literate citizenship of all students.
We understand the need for interdisciplinarity of approach in a contemporary, world-class university and accept the responsibility for educating students to become critically literate in diverse literatures and cultures, and become proficient communicators able to understand the power of language to shape their worlds. We are dedicated to developing educators, scholars, creative writers, and a wide spectrum of other professionals, all of whom are empowered to contribute and to lead within their chosen professions and the community at large.
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