Welcome to the English Department at NIU! We offer courses in literature, linguistics, English education, film, ESL (English as a Second Language), and rhetoric as well as in creative, technical, and professional writing. Students in our department learn the analytical skills employers value, and they engage in conversations about critical issues. Our study abroad programs in Dublin and Oxford win rave reviews from participants, while internships present opportunities to gain professional experience.
The University Honors Program is collecting books to donate to Open Books, which operates across Chicagoland. It delivers thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across the area. Open Books promotes literacy through its reading and writing programs such as its one-on-one reading practice sessions with children and also intensive novel-writing for older age groups. It also gives out book grants to support writers and children books.
If you have books to donate, a box is outside Reavis Hall 214 until after Thanksgiving.
Undergraduate and graduate students should be informed that they can still enroll in visiting professor Dr. Okaka Dokotum's Engl 400.0002/607.0003 Aspects of African Film undergraduate-graduate combined course. There are also open slots in Dr. Ibis Gómez-Vega's Engl 381.D Asian American Literature undergraduate course.