Department of English & Philosophy

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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.


PNC Hosts Performance at Mainstreet Theater

November 7, 2015

Purdue North Central’s English department is perfroming Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone on Saturday (11/7), Friday (11/13), and Saturday (11/14) at 7:30 pm.  There is also a Sunday performance at 3:00 pm on November 8.  Admission is $10, or $5 with a student id.

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Poetry Reading Features Michael Dobberstein

October 30, 2015

Last night First Friday Wordsmiths organized a great poetry reading honoring the recently-retired Michael Dobberstein. Thanks to Bethany Lee, Janine Harrison, Tom Roach, and George Kalamaras for participating, and to Lily Rex for organizing.

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Lance Henson to give Poetry Reading

October 27, 2015

Native American poet Lance Henson, who has authored 17 collections, been translated into 25 languages, and lectured in 9 countries around the world, will give a talk on Calumet campus in an event sponsored jointly by the PNC and PUC English departments.  The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 on November 5 in ...

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Video of Steven Jones’s lecture available

October 7, 2015

We’re happy to announce that the video for Monday’s talk by Steven Jones is already available at the ELS website: Scroll down past Gerald Graff and Terry Eagleton to get to Professor Jones’s talk.

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Dewell Defends Thesis

July 16, 2015

Tiffany Dewell successfully defended her MA thesis yesterday, Wednesday July 15.  Tiffany’s thesis is entitled “Transcending Boundaries: Teaching Reflection in the Composition Classroom”  Congratulations to Tiffany, and to her committee chair Karen Bishop-Morris.

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Jessica Groen Elected Grad Rep

May 11, 2015

Congratulations to Jessica Groen, who was elected the student representative to the department’s Graduate Committee for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Bring your concerns and advice to Jessica, and expect to hear from her when the committee needs feedback from students.

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