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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.


Applications Being Accepted for Graduate Research Assistantships

April 1, 2014

The Department of English and Philosophy’s Graduate Program is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 research assistantships.  

Graduate Research Assistantships seek to prepare graduate students for their careers by 1) promoting faculty – student interaction; 2) exposing graduate students to areas of the profession outside of course work; (3) providing opportunities to enhance research through ...

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Registration for Graff workshop now open

March 25, 2014

Hi everyone,
The English Lecture Series is bringing Gerald Graff back to campus for a one-day workshop on April 12.  Gerald Graff, currently teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is best known for advocating that universities “teach the conflicts” within and across disciplines, and has been an influential voice in university pedagogy ...

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Terry Eagleton Speaks This Friday

March 18, 2014

This is just a reminder prominent British literary theorist at critic Terry Eagleton will be given a talk entitled “The Death of Criticism” this Friday (March 21) from 10:30 until 1:00 in the Immersive Theater in the Powers Building.  This is a great opportunity to hear a talk by one of the most influential voices ...

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Philosophy club announces March and April events

March 6, 2014

The department’s Philosophy Club has announced meetings from 6:30-8:00 in SULB 317 for March and April.  The club will meet on March 4, March 20, April 1, and April 22.  Please see the Philosophy Club flyer for more information about these meetings and how to join:  PUCPHI flyer

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2014 Stark-Tinkham Contest Announced

February 13, 2014

It’s time once again for the Stark-Tinkham Writing Contest.  Essay, Stories, poems, and plays on any topic are accepted.  Complete rules, as well as directions for submitting, are available here:  http://webs.purduecal.edu/engphil/stark-tinkham/.  

Please note that this year’s deadline is a bit earlier than usual:  Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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Narrative 2015 Flyer available

February 12, 2014

Purdue Calumet will be hosting the 2015 International Narrative Conference in downtown Chicago, in consultation with the Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Although the conference is still a year away, we have just completed the flyer, which contains basic information about the dates and speakers.  Please share ...

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