Analysis and evaluation. Creativity. Interpretation. Teachers, reporters, lawyers, editors, doctors, and artists are just some of the careers for which English majors are well-prepared. There are a number of software businesses and other startup projects in Technology Companies and abroad that actively recruit English majors. Stanford grads can be found all over the world, putting their degrees to good use as everything from copywriters and social workers to entrepreneurs and filmmakers.
Poet Nikki Giovanni and literary great Robert Hayden are among those literary greats who have excelled in telling the stories and the experiences of African Americans and shared those skills with Fisk students. The Modern Foreign Language discipline offers Spanish, French, and other languages made available by our exceptional Fulbright Scholars. The Department of Arts and Language also seeks to provide opportunities to study abroad to expand our student’s global and cultural experiences.
Chair's Welcome Statement
As department chair, I encourage applicants to contact our department with any questions or concerns. Our commitment to the growth and development of our students as scholars and contributors to a global community is paramount.
Our academic disciplines allow you to specialize your focus to one area of interest. They are a part of your transition into higher education which involves being aware that each discipline is a distinct discourse community with specific vocabularies, styles, and modes of communication.
Victoria PattersonC/O 2024
This month's featured student
I selected Fisk because I have always had a passion for HBCU history and the culture. The majority of my family have attended HBCUs, so I grew up looking forward to attending one and having a place to connect with my Black brothers and sisters from all over the world. As soon as I visited Fisk, I knew it was where I wanted to be. I love the energy, location, and especially the unique history. The campus is beautiful and I love the close-knit family bond we all share. Upon finishing my International Business degree at Fisk, I plan on getting my MBA. My goal is to find a position at a company that will allow me to travel internationally. Ultimately, I would love to own my own business.