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
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 ...read more ... PUC and PNC Team Up for English Career Event
August 27, 2014
The proposal deadline for the Indiana College English Association (ICEA) conference, which will be held in October at Purdue Calumet, has been extended to September 10. Please consider submitting. More information is available here: http://www.icea.ausrc.org/annual-conference/call-for-papers.html.read more ... Indiana College English Association Deadline Extended
August 26, 2014
The English Lecture Series, sponsored by the department’s Graduate Program in English, is excited to announce its 2014-2015 speakers. The fall kick-off lecture will be given on October 23 by Paul Jay, and will feature a talk about the state of the humanities. The Spring workshop will be given by Normal Stahl on February 21. ...read more ... ELS Announces 2014-2015 Events
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 DISTRIBUTIONread more ... Institute for Critical Thinking hosts workshop
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 ...read more ... Three Students Win Graduate Research Awards
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.
read more ... The Post-Tribute Reports on Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan