Ripon College offers a major and minor in English. The mission of the English department is to prepare students to become part of the larger extended, varied, continuous conversation that takes place among students, teachers, critics and texts. The study of literature is concerned not only with how you read and write, but also how you feel and believe. The study of literature engages you in highly personal ways and asks you to respond fully and honestly to the most complex and complete human experiences. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in law, journalism, theatre, teaching at every level. Many graduates go directly into careers in public relations, politics, industry, medical and health professions, library science, and publishing and writing.