Why Study English at Rutgers-Camden?

The Department of English at Rutgers-Camden offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education. Our Department is distinctive for:

  • the high quality and qualifications of its research faculty. Our Department members are scholars and creative writers of international reputation in their fields, whose publications include original research and scholarly editions. Our scholarship both enhances the quality of our teaching and furnishes opportunities for student collaboration in research;
  • the global diversity of its course offerings, which include courses in African-American literature, Multicultural American literature, Critical Theory, Linguistics, Rhetoric, Women’s Studies, Childhood Studies, Post-Colonial literature and literature from various religious traditions. This diversity is integrated with a relatively traditional core curriculum which sustains attention to close textual analysis, historical context, and literary genre;
  • its thorough and sequenced program of critical reading and writing, ranging from an introductory Critical Methods course to a high-level Capstone course;
  • its close relationships with students through coursework, advising, and mentorship in research.