English and Writing

The English and Writing Department at Stritch believes in the importance of critical thinking, reading, and writing as a means of understanding the past and present and thinking wisely about the future.


The English and Writing Department at Stritch believes that the imaginative exercise of reading and writing instills appreciation for beauty, connects us to the Franciscan tradition, and models lifelong learning for each other and for our students.

The study of literature further enables students to expand their horizons, understand the universals of the human condition, and deepen their awareness of human nature in all its diversity.