Do you love to read and discuss literature with interesting, passionate people? You may be an English major.
Do you love to express yourself through writing, artistic expression, and critical thinking? You may be an English major.
At Huntington University, the size of classes as well as the mission of the college allows for considerable individual interaction between faculty and students.
As an English major you will benefit from:
- Small class sizes
- Discussions with fellow English majors and English Department faculty
- Participation in professional conferences that feature student and faculty research and writing
- Opportunities to publish original work
- Ictus, the departmental literary magazine featuring student writing
- Internships in a variety of fields
- Membership in Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Sigma Tau Delta recognizes outstanding English majors and offers a yearly scholarship conference.
- Field trips opportunities to regional theatrical productions, lectures by renowned writers, and a prison Shakespeare program.
At Huntington University, you will study American, British, and World literature as well as poetry and fiction and nonfiction writing.
The English Department offers two Bachelor of Arts degree programs:
There is also a Bachelor of Science in English Education for those interested in teaching.
Dr. Todd Martin co-organized a conference held during the summer of 2015 titled, “Katherine Mansfield and the ‘Blooms-Berries.’”
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Shakespeare at Pendleton
Shakespeare at Pendleton was started by Dr. Jack Heller to guide inmates through the study and performance of Shakespeare.
Huntington University’s Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb, professor of American History and department chair of History & Political Science, has published the three-volume reference work titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. The project also includes the work of three other Huntington University faculty and three recent graduates.
Brett Jenkins began her career at Huntington University despising poetry, but was surprised to discover a passion for the writing genre during her years at HU. A 2008 alumna with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Brett pursued her Master of Fine Arts degree after graduation. She continued her education at Bennington College’s Writing Seminars to earn her degree after two years of…
Dr. Linda Urschel serves as the chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the American Popular Culture Association of the South, the College English Association and the Indiana College English Association for which she serves as President.