Gonzaga University English Department Mission Statement

The Gonzaga University English Department is a community of scholars, readers, and writers dedicated to helping students form a deeper sense of themselves and the world through the study and composition of texts. As members of this disciplinary community, we celebrate the beauty and power of creativity, engaging with the ways language and literature reflect and explore knowledges, values, and experiences. We invite students to develop an understanding of self and others by exploring the narratives of our local and global communities, past, present, and future. Our commitment to a sophisticated understanding of a diversity of texts and literacies prepares students for success as professionals and citizens. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s Mission, we develop whole persons devoted to critical thought, reflection, social justice, and life-long learning.