Goals and Mission

The English Department is active in the life of Luther College. As a highly collegial department, we love to talk. We love conversing over meals together at department potlucks. We treasure the time we set aside in our lives to read and discuss each other’s creative and scholarly work. We also get a kick out of our social events with students including: 'costuming' up for our annual themed Halloween party and flipping burgers at our fall picnic. We especially enjoy discussing our teaching excitement as well as our departmental goals, as we think about what we aim to foster in our students. 

Together we’ve developed a short list of central goals for each of our students—English majors and minors, as well as students from across the college—and have expanded that list to a more detailed list of the aspirational goals we have in educating our majors and minors. Also, we articulate our departmental mission in a longer format.

Goals for every English student

Aspirational goals for English majors