Welcome to the Department of English! Our award-winning faculty teaches the most popular undergraduate humanities major at UC Davis, and our graduate program includes a PhD in literature and an MA with an emphasis on Creative Writing.

We offer a wide range of courses -- small and large, introductory and advanced, undergraduate and graduate -- all of which focus on the pleasures and challenges of reading, interpretation, and writing across history, across the globe, and across visual, electronic, and print media. Ranging from epic to film, graphic novels to sound poetry, our courses expand and deepen our students' understanding of what counts as "English literature."