The MC Experience
At Mississippi College’s Department of English, we’re proud to draw on a long tradition of scholarly inquiry and intellectual creativity. We strive to introduce students to the great heritage of Western literature, placed in context with classical and Christian humanism. Through these explorations, we hope to inspire students to greater wisdom and higher thinking.
How You’ll Learn
Department of English faculty members bring a Christian perspective to the exploration of written culture. They are also accomplished in their fields, prolific researchers as well as dedicated professors. The department’s areas of research are diverse and varied, and relevant to contemporary concerns in literary analysis.
Lovers of language can follow their passion through study abroad, which offers exciting cultural adventures along with the opportunity to elevate language skills to a new level. For example, students participating in the London Semester can explore British literature in its actual historical context.
Outside of the classroom, English students have the opportunity to intern with local businesses and publishers. Our students have interned at Ergon, Mississippi Magazine, MPB and Quail Hollow Press, to name a few.
What You’ll Do
Participate in Psi Zeta, the Mississippi College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, a professional English fellowship. Psi Zeta works to advance scholarship in English and supports the national organization’s goals of promoting written expression, encouraging worthwhile reading and fostering a spirit of fellowship among English students.
Help produce the Arrowhead, a student-published literary magazine with stories, poems, photos, and articles written by students, alumni, and faculty members.