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Studying English at the University of Miami

Studying English at the University of Miami is much more than reading old books and writing five-paragraph essays. Want to study popular culture of the past and present, from Game of Thrones to classic Hollywood movies to the Harlem Renaissance? We've got classes on that. Want to go to law school or medical school? We have courses that combine law and literature and literature and medicine. Want to be a writer? We offer a major and a minor in creative writing. Interested in issues of race, gender, or the environment? We've got faculty who specialize in these areas of literature, and many more. And yes, of course we've also got the classics: Austen, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Chaucer, and more.

In UM English classes you’ll learn to write persuasively and vividly, whether it’s a blog post, a long-form research project, or a poem.

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