English Major & Minor


If you’re passionate about books and ideas and want to delve deeper into the study of literature, an English major or minor is for you!

Whether you’re interested in publishing your writing or serving on an editorial board, you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience with our student publications: The Record, the award-winning student-run newspaper; Broadside, an outlet for short poems and prose; Red Cents, an annual creative arts journal; or Pinchpenny Press, a book publisher right on campus. Alongside traditional literary surveys, our literature courses feature special topics courses on graphic novels, banned books and Shakespeare in film.

As an English student, you can customize your degree with a balance of literature, writing and language courses. By the time you graduate, you will be able to communicate effectively, think critically and write fluently: vital skills for success in graduate school or the professional world.

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Beth Birky

Professor of English
WGS Director

Ann Hostetler

Professor of English

Skip Barnett

Associate Professor of English
International Student Advisor

Jessica Baldanzi

Associate Professor of English

Marilyn Graber

Adjunct Professor of English

Carol Shetler

Adjunct Professor of English

Kyle Schlabach

Adjunct Professor of English

Micah Towery

Adjunct Professor of English