Department of English & Philosophy

Welcome!

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 University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.  Information on that conference is available here:  narrative2015.org

 


Logic Based Therapy Conference Offers Discounted Rate for Purdue Calumet Students

September 16, 2014

The Institute for Critical Thinking announced that it is offering a discounted registration rate of just $30 for Purdue Calumet students for its October Workshop on Logic-Based Therapy.  

You can see the student flyer here:LBT Workshop_Flyer_UPDATED_STUDENT

And you can see the regular flyer here:  LBT Workshop_Flyer_UPDATED_4

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Grad Student Scholarship Available for IWC Creative Writing Conference

September 11, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that the department will be providing a limited number of scholarships for our graduate students to attend the 2014 Indiana Writing Consortium’s 2014 Creative Writing Conference.  

The brief application is available in the main department office.  Deadline is September 20.  

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PUC and PNC Team Up for English Career Event

August 29, 2014

We’re excited to announce a joint event with Purdue North Central designed to help our undergraduate English majors with their career planning. Details are still being worked out, but the event will be held on Saturday, 10/25, from 10:00 until noon in LSF 170 A (which is inside of their cafeteria). We’re still ...

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Indiana College English Association Deadline Extended

August 27, 2014

The proposal deadline for the  Indiana College English Association (ICEA) conference, which will be held in October at Purdue Calumet, has been extended to September 10.  Please consider submitting.  More information is available here:  http://www.icea.ausrc.org/annual-conference/call-for-papers.html.

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ELS Announces 2014-2015 Events

August 26, 2014

The English Lecture Series, sponsored by the department’s Graduate Program in English, is excited to announce its 2014-2015 speakers.  The fall kick-off lecture will be given on October 23 by Paul Jay, and will feature a talk about the state of the humanities.  The Spring workshop will be given by Normal Stahl on February 21. ...

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Institute for Critical Thinking hosts workshop

August 6, 2014

Samuel Ziniach, an associate professor in the department, is organizing a 3-day intensive workshop on logic-based therapy as part of his work at the Institute for Critical Thinking.  More information is available on the flyer:  LBT Workshop_Flyer_UPDATED_FOR DISTRIBUTION

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