The offering in English is designed to foster good writing, effective speaking, and heightened understanding of culturally significant texts. We encourage students majoring in English to develop their responsiveness to the literary imagination and their sensitivity to literary form through disciplined attention to language, to historical contexts, and to critical and scholarly methods.

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A full list of fall 2019 courses that require special sign-up is available here.  (The list for Barnard Film courses can be found on the Film Studies website.)

Congratulations to our majors winning college awards and the 2019 winners of the English Department's student prizes.

See the complete 2018-19 summary of Women Poets and Writers at Barnard readings and events sponsored by the Department or involving its faculty.