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.
April 23, 2014
Congratulations to Kayla Greenwell, who won the 2014-2015 Crowel Scholarship in Writing.read more ... Kayla Greenwell wins Crowel Scholarship in Writing
April 22, 2014
Congratulations to Nick Ruff, who was elected the 2014-2015 student representative to the department’s graduate committee.read more ... Nick Ruff is 2014-2015 Grad Student Representative
April 1, 2014
The Department of English and Philosophy’s Graduate Program is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 research assistantships.
Graduate Research Assistantships seek to prepare graduate students for their careers by 1) promoting faculty – student interaction; 2) exposing graduate students to areas of the profession outside of course work; (3) providing opportunities to enhance research through ...read more ... Applications Being Accepted for Graduate Research Assistantships
March 25, 2014
March 18, 2014
This is just a reminder prominent British literary theorist at critic Terry Eagleton will be given a talk entitled “The Death of Criticism” this Friday (March 21) from 10:30 until 1:00 in the Immersive Theater in the Powers Building. This is a great opportunity to hear a talk by one of the most influential voices ...read more ... Terry Eagleton Speaks This Friday
March 6, 2014
The department’s Philosophy Club has announced meetings from 6:30-8:00 in SULB 317 for March and April. The club will meet on March 4, March 20, April 1, and April 22. Please see the Philosophy Club flyer for more information about these meetings and how to join: PUCPHI flyerread more ... Philosophy club announces March and April events