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Mission

Department of English
Haven-Warren Building, Room 100
(404) 880-8169



Mission


The Department of English prepares students to become excellent writers and to interpret and appreciate the human condition through the study of literature (poetry, fiction, drama, and the essay). The department's mission supports the mission of the University in that it seeks to prepare students to become "productive, creative, and socially responsible" citizens in their country and in the world. Thus, the department expects its majors to engage in research that will contribute to the body of knowledge about the use of the English language and the critical interpretation of literary texts. With information and skills, English majors are expected to strive for and achieve excellence and to devote their lives to enhancing humanity.