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.
We’re very fortunate to have Stuart Dybek agree to give the keynote address at the Stark-Tinkham event on September 20.read more … Stuart Dybek is the 2013 Stark-Tinkham keynote speaker
Congratulations to Felicia Dieguez, who has been elected as the 2013-2014 Student Representative to the department’s Graduate Committee.read more … Felicia Dieguez is new Graduate Student Representative
With the involvement of many English and Philosophy department faculty, the One Book One University common reading program has chosen The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr as its 2013-14 book.read more … Next year’s common-reading book is The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr
Congratulations to the following Continuing Lecturers on completing the Digital Learning Institute for the English 10000 Course Redesign: Dr. Eunice Madison, Scott Bayer Laura Clouse, Jade Lynch-Greenberg, Janine Harrison, and Rebecca Lemanski.read more … Five Continuing Lecturers from the Department complete the Digital Learning Institute
The second annual English 10500 Experiential Learning Conference will be held Friday, May 3 from 12-2 in CLO 151. To participate in this conference, students submitted proposals based on their experiential learning projects completed in English 10500 during the spring semester. The top seven student groups will present their projects.read more … English 10500 EXL Conference to be held May 3 (12-2pm)
On Saturday, April 13 the English Lecture Series, sponsored by the Graduate Program in English at Purdue Calumet, hosted its first Spring Workshop.read more … The English Lecture Series hosts its first Spring Workshop