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.

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

 


PNC Hosts Screening of Swan Song

September 29, 2014

On October 28 at 5 pm, Director John Hancock will return to the PNC campus to screen his new feature “Swan Song.”  The event will be co-hosted by Dr. Jerry Holt of this campus, and Dr. Dennis Barbour of Purdue University Calumet.  The screening will take place in LSF 002, and refreshments will be ...

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PNC and PUC host joint workshop for English careers

September 24, 2014

Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central are teaming up to host a workshop focusing on careers in English.  The workshop features Cheryl Reed, who has extensive experience in helping people find writing-oriented jobs in the Chicago area.  The event will be held on the PNC campus on October 25 from 10 AM to noon, and ...

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Departmental Photo Contest

September 22, 2014

We’re excited to announce that we’re sponsoring a photo contest.  Any PUC student can enter (we’ll accept up to 10 individual photos per student), but the subject of the photograph must be English or Philosophy majors or classes.  We’ll award $50 for the five best photographs that we receive.  The deadline is December 1, and ...

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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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