The Department of English and Philosophy at Purdue Calumet offers a Bachelor of Arts in English, with options in Literature, Writing, and Teaching. Students also may minor in English. An Online Certificate in Writing for Interactive Media is available.
In literature and writing courses, English majors are introduced to demands of college reading and writing so that they will be prepared for the rest of their academic careers and for their lives beyond college.
Writing majors learn the practical aspects of communicating on the job, in business or in industry, to prepare for careers in publishing, editing, writing, and technical communication.
Purdue Calumet also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. Philosophy offers a sound foundation for careers and for advanced degrees in business, law, government, management, the ministry, and education, as well as a background for any field of study - such as computer science - which emphasizes logical and critical thinking.
The practical nature of these majors is supplemented by internships in local businesses and government agencies and cooperative education experiences, alternating work and study experiences.
Special Note: the department is pleased to be co-hosting the 2015 International Conference on Narrative along with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. Information on that conference is available here: narrative2015.org
April 22, 2015
The Department of English and Philosophy invites you to a MA thesis defense by Karen Schmidt, whose research explores the once-popular but today largely-forgotten regional writer Bess Streeter Aldrich.
The presentation will be held on April 27 from 11:00 until 12:20 in Anderson 224. Please join us to learn more about this fascinating writer, to ...read more ... Karen Schmidt Defends MA Thesis, 4/27
April 16, 2015
Last night’s 42nd annual Stark-Tinkham Writing Awards Contest featured an inspiring talk by Dr. Kelly Norman Ellis. Congratulations to all of the winners.read more ... Congratulations to the 2015 Stark-Tinkham Contest Winners
April 14, 2015
Just a reminder that we’ll hold the 42nd annual Stark-Tinkham Annual Writing Contest Awards Ceremony tomorrow evening (April 15), at 7:00 in Jean Chambers (in SUL). Our speaker this year will be Dr. Kelly Norman Ellis, who is an associate professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She is a poet whose work has ...read more ... Reminder: Stark-Tinkham Awards Presentation Tomorrow
March 20, 2015
Blotterature Literary Magazine is hosting a reading by Laura Madeline Wiseman and Bill Yarrow on Wednesday March 25 at 7 PM. You can find more information about the reading on this flyer:read more ... Blotterature Hosts Reading at White Ripple
February 18, 2015
The final English Lecture Series event takes place this Saturday, February 21, 9 am until 2 pm, in the Classroom Office building of Purdue University Calumet. Our English Lecture Series Spring Workshop, titled “Academic Literacies for the 21st Century.” We are excited to welcome the well-known literacy scholar Dr. Norm Stahl (Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University) as ...read more ... Spring Workshop, final ELS event for the year, Happens this Saturday
January 21, 2015
The department will hold it’s annual Alumni Open House and Information event this coming Monday (January 26) from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Room with a View. If you’re an alumni, come on out to share your experiences with the program and reconnect with faculty and other alumni. If you’re a current student or someone ...read more ... Almni Open House and Information Event for MA Program this Monday