Why study English at Mac?

The study and creation of literature at Macalester:

  • fosters sustained and empathic engagements with minds and experiences beyond our own;
  • challenges us to think deeply, to push back against assumptions, to explore the nuances of ideas, and to ask hard questions of ourselves and others;
  • develops the written and oral communication skills necessary to express ourselves clearly and persuasively;
  • builds a community within the department, enables collaborations across campus, connects us to opportunities in the Twin Cities, and invites us to become thoughtful citizens of the world.