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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Students study honeybees, racial identity, Latin American music and more in summer research program

This summer, 18 Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program.

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Dominique Chew '15: To the recent college graduate - The Mennonite

When we keep hearing about the plans of our peers, we may become worried about our own plans. Maybe we aren’t doing the right thing, or we worry that we’ll get stuck doing something we don’t love, or we compare ourselves to others.

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The Record and Red Cents receive state awards

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 11 in Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.

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Helen Frost to present writing workshop, book reading at Goshen College April 29

Helen Frost, an award-winning writer for young adults, will lead a writing workshop on Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center, Room 19. A book reading will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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GC students publish Pinchpenny Press chapbooks

Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press released four student chapbooks, an anthology of nonfiction essays and a creative arts magazine this month. Pinchpenny Press publishes chapbooks for students, faculty and friends of Goshen College. The program began in 1969 and has since produced 188 books.

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Faculty

Ann Hostetler

Ann Hostetler

Professor of English

Beth Birky

Beth Birky

Professor of English, WGS Director

Jessica Baldanzi

Jessica Baldanzi

Associate Professor of English

Skip Barnett

Skip Barnett

Associate Professor of English, International Student Advisor

Kyle Schlabach

Kyle Schlabach

Assistant Professor of English, Record Advisor

Micah Towery

Micah Towery

Adjunct Professor of English

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