Program overview

Major/minor: English & Creative Writing

The Department of English and Creative Writing offers a broad range of courses for majors and non-majors alike, including off-campus courses ranging from Chicago to Namibia and courses that emphasize global and social concerns such as “AIDS Literature, Film, and Social Theory” and “American Nature Writers.” The major fosters a general understanding of English and American literary history while enabling students to concentrate in one of three areas: literature, creative writing, or film studies.

Center for the Literary Arts

Students can also take part in Cornell’s vibrant literary life through opportunities supported by the Center for the Literary Arts. Through the center's programs, students can take courses led by distinguished visiting writers, attend readings and workshops, contribute to the literary magazine Open Field, or participate in one of the many creative student organizations on campus.