English & Creative Writing

Read, Write, Create, Make a Difference

Whether you’re an avid reader, aspiring writer, or somewhere in between, Seattle University’s English Department has a place for you. With courses in literature, creative writing and writing studies we prepare you to read, write and create in a powerful way, while providing you a foundation to pursue and be successful in a variety of careers.

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English / Literature

Dive into cultural and literary inquiry as you grapple with the complex questions of justice and value that arise from a range of texts spanning various historical periods and the globe.

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English / Creative Writing

Great writers are strong readers: become both — with a curriculum that blends the skills of literary study with the craft of creative writing.

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Writing Studies

Strengthen your rhetorical awareness and practical skills with this minor, as you study different genres of writing, forms of argumentation, and traditions of persuasion.

Through the study of different perspectives and voices in literary texts, you will develop a broad and deep understanding of a range of human experiences and expressions, so you can make a difference. With a passionate and dedicated faculty as well as several student-run organizations and study abroad opportunities, you will find both a support system and the tools to achieve your goals. 

Designated a UNESCO World ity of Literature, Seattle booms with passionate readers, writers and thinkers. With a campus nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, you are just steps away from cinemas, theaters, iconic literary sites and more. Grab coffee at a local café as you study before a poetry reading or support a local author by buying their book at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Degree Benefits

  • Small class sizes
  • Personal attention from faculty
  • Development of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and intercultural literacies
  • Cultivation of critical thinking, creative thinking, reflection and insight
  • Study abroad opportunities

English: Degrees for Passionate Readers, Writers, Creators

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