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The English Department at the University of Wyoming provides a diverse and exciting educational experience to students from all over the country. Here, students can pursue an engaging curriculum in an incomparable natural setting.
In the heart of the west, we aim to sustain and promote cultural understanding and participation through extensive reading, thoughtful intellectual inquiry and rigorous academic, professional and creative writing. At undergraduate and graduate levels, our curriculum extends through creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and literary and critical studies. Our internationally recognized faculty, who have won numerous teaching awards, offer a variety of courses in literature, film, popular culture, digital media, composition, professional writing, theory and creative writing. We encourage students to pursue studies that intrigue and challenge them.

Degree programs include an undergraduate major, minors in Literary Studies and Professional Writing, and a Master of Arts in English. Undergraduates are encouraged to pursue independent research through our English Honors program, and to participate in our intellectual and social community through the Upstart Crows, our English club.

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Browse through our web pages or stop by our main office in Hoyt 132 to learn more.


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UW’s Henkel Wins Book Award from Working-Class Studies Association

August 15, 2018 ‖ Scott Henkel, a University of Wyoming assistant professor in the departments of English and African American and Diaspora Studies, has won an award from the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA) for his book, “Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas.”

UW Students Receive Phi Beta Kappa Excellence in Liberal Arts Awards

August 15, 2018 ‖ University of Wyoming students were recognized for excellence in research related to the liberal arts during UW’s recent Undergraduate Research Day.

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