Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Queens College Department of English website! Our core mission is to prepare students to contribute to our complex global society by helping them become astute readers and citizens able to critically engage with literary texts and their cultural contexts. Here you can find information about the wide range of programs that we support, such as the General Education requirement of College Writing 1, our English major requirements, our growing graduate programs, or the numerous readings, workshops, and conferences we host. Below are quick links to commonly asked questions, or you can browse the site using the menu above.

Glenn Burger
Department Chair

For information about what to do if you test positive for Covid, please visit Queens College’s COVID-19 information page and see CUNY’s guidelines about when you can return to campus. We are a mask-friendly department and have free masks available should you need them while visiting the department.