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The Department of English offers a wide range of courses, with a disciplinary focus on our four minors: Creative Writing, Digital Literatures & Comparative Media, English, and Language Science. Across disciplines, we enjoy close partnerships with Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, IGM, CIAS, and Computer Science. We offer creative writing workshops in poetry, nonfiction, short fiction, and genre prose, including fantasy and speculative fiction. Our faculty teach courses in Russian, Caribbean, and Iranian Literatures, to name just a few. Our linguistics courses include Language Technology, introductions in language science or natural language processing, and advanced linguistic topics. We invite you to explore literary texts, digital artifacts, and emerging media, with courses ranging from Text and Code, Storytelling across Media, Games and Literature, and the Graphic Novel. Explore our site: find courses that excite you, see what our faculty are up to, and contact us if you want to know more. You will discover Courses, Minors, Immersions, and other opportunities that match your interests. Welcome!​

Mission Statement:

ENGL@RIT offers students a strategic curriculum across our academic strengths. We provide experiences that engage and produce intellectual agility, as well as functional, hands-on skills in textual analysis, creative production, language analytics, and digital culture. We cultivate faculty growth in scholarship, teaching, and mentoring within and across our disciplines. We encourage faculty and students to actively engage with the goals of RIT to promote rich diversity, public inclusiveness, and global knowledge for advancing society.

Vision Statement:

We will offer our students comprehensive yet flexible preparation that embraces technology, focuses on job placement, and centers on lifelong learning. ENGL@RIT graduates will be skilled in analysis and production, and nimble with empirical (quantitative and qualitative), theoretical, and investigatory methods. Faculty will inspire ‘thinkers’ and ‘tinkers’, who develop into responsible communicators and community contributors capable of adjusting to a rapidly transforming social environment and global society. Our faculty will be forerunners in research and production in their respective areas. We will be RIT-dedicated leaders who embrace student mentoring, teaching, transdisciplinarity, and collaboration.