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.
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
February 13, 2014
It’s time once again for the Stark-Tinkham Writing Contest. Essay, Stories, poems, and plays on any topic are accepted. Complete rules, as well as directions for submitting, are available here: http://webs.purduecal.edu/engphil/stark-tinkham/.
Please note that this year’s deadline is a bit earlier than usual: Wednesday, March 19, 2014.read more ... 2014 Stark-Tinkham Contest Announced
February 12, 2014
Purdue Calumet will be hosting the 2015 International Narrative Conference in downtown Chicago, in consultation with the Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Although the conference is still a year away, we have just completed the flyer, which contains basic information about the dates and speakers. Please share ...read more ... Narrative 2015 Flyer available
February 11, 2014
This upcoming Monday, February 17, from 5-6 pm in SULB 317, the philosophy club will be hosting a sort of “call-out meeting” for people new to philosophy or for those who want information about the club, the field in general, etc.
February 3, 2014
First Friday Wordsmiths would like to announce their February events:
First Friday Wordsmiths will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, February 7th at 4:00pm in the Writing Center, CLO 263. They will be discussing upcoming events and work-shopping. Please bring 10 copies of no more than 10 pages of your creative writing. Students, ...
January 29, 2014
We’re sorry to announce that we are CANCELING tonight’s Alumni Open House and Information Event, due to the continued extreme weather. We will reschedule the event for some time in February. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be planning to attend tonight.read more ... Alumni Open House and Information Event Canceled