Welcome to IU South Bend's Department of English

Our programs are designed to expand students' understanding and skills in English language and composition, written communication, and literature. These programs prepare students for a broad range of careers, especially those requiring analytical thinking and expression and the ability to read carefully and write clearly. In addition to education and media-related careers, the writing and analytical skills gained in English courses will enhance careers in business, law, and medicine.

We offer Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Certificate in Professional Writing, as well as Minors in English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies. We also coordinate the First-Year Writing Program and English as a Second Language.

Our faculty includes award-winning teachers, active scholars, and engaged community members.

Our students go on to pursue successful careers, become published writers, or further their education in Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs (often a combination of all three!).

View our Mission Statement here.

Why get an English Major? Find out here.

Course offerings here

Course descriptions here

News and Events


Prof. Rebecca Brittenham was awarded the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award and featured at Inside IU. For more news and events click here.

Contact Us

English Department Office
Savanna Annis, Department Secretary
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3127
(574) 520-4304

English Department Acting Chair
Lee Kahan
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3171
(574) 520-4305

Mailing Address:
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634-7111

Fax: (574) 520-4538