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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.

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

 


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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Three Students Win Graduate Research Awards

May 12, 2014

The Department is excited to announce that three graduate students won research awards for next year, which will support their work.  Karen Schmidt on the John S. Tuckey Award, and Tiffany Dewell and Elizabeth Mobley each won Graduate Research Grants.  Since only four such awards were given out across the whole university, our students’ winning ...

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The Post-Tribute Reports on Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan

April 28, 2014

The Post-Tribute carried a story last week on Rukhsana Hasan, the Fulbright Scholar who was brought to campus by Colette Morrow.  You can read the story here:  http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/neighbors/26871108-418/visiting-professor-provides-insight-into-life-in-pakistan.html#.U15rQvBOXIU.

 

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First Friday Wordsmiths to hold its annual Open-Mic.

April 25, 2014

First Friday Wordsmiths would like to invite the Purdue Calumet student body and faculty to celebrate our annual April as National Poetry Month Open-Mic. FFW will be hosting this event on Tuesday, April 29 in Calumet Falls located in the SUL building from noon until 1 PM. Read your poetry or work from your favorite ...

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Kristina Davison to Receive Chancellor’s Medallion

April 24, 2014

The Department of English and Philosophy is proud to announce that Kristina Davison has been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Honor Medallion for having the highest GPA in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. Make sure to congratulate Kristina on this tremendous honor.  

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Kayla Greenwell wins Crowel Scholarship in Writing

April 23, 2014

Congratulations to Kayla Greenwell, who won the 2014-2015 Crowel Scholarship in Writing.  

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