The English department at Calvin College teaches language, literature and writing as interrelated endeavors in which students engage in the process of discovering themselves, the conditions of their lives and the visions they will need to live well as citizens of God's kingdom.

Faculty and students explore together how language, literature and writing can be interpreted and understood through the eyes of our Christian faith.

We find in our faith a freedom to explore the wide range of literary expression and the guiding beacon of the Christian faith as the light that helps us to understand and discern the truthfulness of these expressions.