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The Power of Words.
Reading literature is not just an entertaining pastime. It helps you understand yourself and others. By reading, we learn to read individuals, read cultures, and understand how language works to shape both. By writing, we learn to analyze, synthesize, and become powerful critical and creative thinkers.
Our majors know the power of words. They practice how to persuade, how to dissect and analyze, and most of all, how to build complex and beautiful things, whether it be a poem, a piece of fiction, or an interpretative essay.
Our graduates are prepared, whether the next step is graduate school or a profession. You don’t need to take our word for that, though. Listen to their own stories about why majoring in English mattered.
Every year, Alma College acknowledges several faculty members for their outstanding work as teachers and scholars. This year, English’s own Dr. Robert Vivian was one of two faculty who were selected for the Barlow Award for Faculty Excellence.
The English Department announces its writing contest winters for 2014.
“They read their works with poise and confidence and fielded questions from their respective audiences with intelligence and grace. They were fantastic.” — Dana Aspinall