A major in English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn focuses on the dynamic intersection of language, literature, and society as well as the identities and communities shaped by this intersection. English majors have the opportunity to explore the relationships between reading and writing printed text by becoming familiar with the strategies that writers use to shape conceptions of truth. The English faculty’s primary goal is to help students develop a sensitivity to the ways spoken and printed language frame how we conceive and discuss our identities throughout history, in the context of a global community both in — and beyond — Metropolitan Detroit. English majors may expect to develop a close relationship to the social ramifications of the written word and its potential for incorporating both communities and individuals into a larger, more internationally aware reading and listening audience.