Red Cents, a literary and arts journal published by GC students, took several honors for its 2013 edition.
2013-2014 has been a busy year for the English department: 10 graduates, 8 Broadsides, 7 Pinchpenny books, 6 State awards for Red Cents, and 5 guest writers. Check out these numbers and more in our latest newsletter.
Award-winning poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf offered a poetry reading in the college's Koinonia Room on Wednesday, April 30.
Irish-born and London-based husband and wife poets Cahal Dallat and Anne-Marie Fyfe will present Goshen College’s annual S.A. Yoder Lecture on Tuesday, April 1.
Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press released seven books in spring 2014 – three collections of student work and four authored by individual students.
Goshen College’s English Department teaches students to think purposefully, to organize logically and to express themselves clearly through writing.
As an English major, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills on campus.
- Get your creative writing published by Broadside, a campus-wide original creative writing publication in placard format.
- Submit your work to Red Cents, Goshen College’s creative arts journal.
- Write and edit stories for Goshen’s student-run newspaper The Record.
On literature and English achievement tests, our graduates score in the 99th percentile of all university classes nationwide. Graduates continue on to pursue careers in law school, seminary, international service work, poetry writing, reporting and screenplay writing.
- Major in English / Minor in English
- The English department approach to the study of literature, language and writing emphasizes human stories and the search for truth. By paying special attention to the contexts of literary creation – cultural, philosophical, historical, aesthetic and rhetorical – we seek to impart an understanding of knowledge as power, and the responsible ways in which that power can be used, both to understand the journeys of others and articulate more fully our own personal search for truth in a Christian context.
- Major in TESOL / Minor in TESOL
- Goshen College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer a major as well as a minor and a one-year kindergarten-grade 12 teaching license in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). If you are interested in international service, travel or teaching internationals in the United States, one of our TESOL programs might be right for you. All three programs of study offer invaluable intercultural and practical training.
- Major in English Education
- This major includes professional courses in education. English department faculty at GC provide resources, guidance and supervision to aspiring English teachers. Since the GC curriculum provides students with valuable language, international and intercultural experience, GC teacher education graduates have skills that are in demand in today’s increasingly diverse educational settings.
- Major in Writing / Minor in Writing
- Unique combinations of English Writing with other disciplines will demonstrate that you have the skills most desired by future employers—the ability to write and communicate—as well as the versatility to put them to use in a wide variety of professional contexts.
- Minor in Creative Writing
- Supported by the Broadside and Pinchpenny Press opportunities, this minor offers students first-hand experience with editing and publishing, preparation for M.F.A. programs in creative writing, and an opportunity to focus in depth on developing creative writing skills. Courses include workshops on poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and playwriting. Seniors create a portfolio of original work in their chosen genre.
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Original creative writing by GC students and faculty published in the placard format.
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