A foundational education built on a love of words
Whether it’s a short tweet or a full-length novel, we communicate through stories. While pursuing a degree from Trinity’s English Department, you will engage with some of the most interesting and important stories in the world, figure out why they are so compelling, and discover how to use that knowledge to connect with people in today’s world. And you will accomplish all that in an environment that celebrates God’s world and explores the triumphs and struggles of its people.
Along the way, you will learn to marvel at the beauty of the English language and use it in critical and creative writing.
But your education won’t just come from books. At Trinity, all of our students participate in an internship or field education. And our location just 25 miles from downtown Chicago means you have all the resources of a world-class city just a short trip away. Your “out-of-the-books” learning happens as professors support you with opportunities in undergraduate conferences, field education at local organizations, and attending the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Professor Karen Dieleman, Ph.D.:
“For the Christian, studying literature is not a form of escape from reality but a means of participating in the world, obeying God, witnessing for the truth, and sharing hope.”
Internships and other opportunities
- Chicago Shakespeare Theater
- English Language and Literature Regional Undergraduate Conference
- Chicago Semester
- Oxford Studies Program