English Student Experience
Baker English students have a multitude of opportunities for involvement in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes allow you maximum interaction with classmates and professors.
Each year, the Department of Humanities hosts a series of readings and lectures by writers of local, regional and national acclaim. Readers have included poets, journalists, fiction writers, graphic novelists and more. The department also regularly plans events as a venue for student writers to share their work to an audience of their peers, faculty and the campus community.
The Department of Humanities publishes Watershed, an annual arts and literary journal, that features artwork and writing by Baker students. English students have the possibility to be involved in two ways. Writers can submit works for consideration for publication in the journal. Students interested in editing, publishing and design can also work on the creation of the Watershed each year. Positions include editor, assistant editor, art director and designer.
As an English major, a study abroad experience can provide you an opportunity to study world literature in an international setting. To observe the culture, history, surroundings and people of a foreign land can provide a greater understanding of the great works of literature. Past students have studied literature in England, the British Isles, other English-speaking countries and lands where literature is studied in conjunction with your studies of foreign language. Learn about study abroad opportunities.
Sigma Tau Delta
An honor society for students of English, Sigma Tau Delta inducts a select group of literature students each spring. In addition to providing students with affiliation with a highly regarded honor society, Sigma Tau Delta annually hosts a national literary conference.