Choosing a course of study in college is a jumping-off point leading to creative work and engaged citizenship in a fast-changing global economy. ¬†Choosing English as your first or second major commits you to a course of study that fosters analytical rigor, mental flexibility, inventive and articulate oral and written expression that will help you meet your fullest potential in whatever you choose to do, both at Rice and beyond.¬†
No matter whether your object is an imaginative work, a historical archive, new media, a set of theoretical questions, or the political landscape, the English major challenges you to be relentlessly curious, to ask open-ended, probing questions to which there are no simple answers.
To declare the English major, please set-up an appointment with the director of undergraduate studies in the English department. Bring a copy of your unofficial transcript and your declaration form to this meeting.¬†