The Department of English aims to meet the needs of students from diverse academic backgrounds- from those schooled in Archdiocesan institutions to those taught in the surrounding public school systems.  During their academic careers at Mercy, students work with teachers to develop a sound foundation for reading, thinking, and writing in a collegiate environment.  Our department encourages students to value intellectualism, to think for themselves, and to view language and literature as a glass to reflect human nature.