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The Department of English at Chapman University encourages students to read widely and deeply, to write boldly and thoughtfully, and to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activity. Coursework ranges across literature, rhetoric, and cultural studies; creative writing; journalism; digital humanities; and creative and cultural industries. Our English students and faculty explore and create the stories that shape our worlds.

The English Department invites students to pursue coursework in multiple areas of English Studies. Our topics-based literature and rhetoric courses cover a wide variety of genres, themes, time periods, international traditions and critical theories. We offer creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction. Our practice-based journalism courses focus on reporting and writing, new media, and editing. From "Writing for Video Games" to "Race and Shakespeare," courses in the English Department blend traditional and innovative scholarship.

The vibrant conversations among English students and faculty extend beyond the classroom, too. Opportunities include an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)Calliope (student literary journal), ChapBook (student online magazine), Tabula Poetica (international poetry journal) and The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing (creative writing research center).


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Preview Day 2020


Did you miss the chance to pop in virtually for Chapman's Annual Preview Day? Not to worry. We have you covered! Take a look at the video below.

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