May Term

Each year, the department offers a variety of unique, interdisciplinary May Term courses, allowing faculty and students to explore subjects beyond the scope of traditional literature and writing courses. Recently offered courses include:


  • Spoken Word and Music Collective
  • Reading and Writing in Short Forms
  • The Moving Image: Film and Immigration
  • Transgender: Pop Culture
  • Kurosawa’s Shakespeare


Do you spy the English majors below?

May Term in Estes Park, Colorado.

Faculty in the department have also directed domestic and international travel courses during May Term, providing students with opportunities to study language, literature, and culture abroad. Department members have led students to China, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Greece, Tahiti, and Turkey, among others.


For information about upcoming May Term courses, check out Simpson’s May Term page