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Our department offers small classes and award-winning faculty. English students focus on literature, professional writing, or creative writing, while Philosophy majors take traditional or pre-law tracks. Our M.A., TESOL certificate, and Ph.D. in English and the Teaching of English prepare graduate students for careers in higher education.

Interested in learning about our Fall 2023 courses?

Check out our fall 2023 English Course Offerings and stay tuned for videos featuring selected fall 2023 courses on our YouTube Channel.


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Thursdays Spring 2023 Semester- Philosophy Club Meetings. 6:00-7:30 pm in LA 237. Come and have a great discussion on a variety of Philosophical subjects. Contact Melissa Norton ( for more information/details.

Fridays Spring 2023 Semester- Philoso-Lunch. 12:00-1:00 pm in LA 248 (Philosophy office alcove). Bring your lunch and join in a discussion on whatever Philosophy subject comes up.

Wednesday, March 29th- Joanna Howard Fiction Reading. 6:00-7:00 pm at the Valentine Ballroom. Visiting Writer Joanna Howard will read from her memoir Rerun Era. The reading is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow.

Friday and Saturday, April 7-8th- Intermountain Graduate Conference. LA building. Details at

Friday, April 21st- "Life at a Teaching-Intensive Institution": A Graduate Program Round Table Discussion. 2:30-3:30 pm via Zoom. What is it like to work at a teaching-intensive institution? How do you apply to a position at such an institution? How do faculty at these institutions manage their time? How do you earn tenure there? This virtual round table features three faculty members from teaching-intensive institutions, who will discuss the rewards and challenges of their work. With panelists: Douglas Dowland (Ohio Northern University), Vincent Haddad (Central State University), and Sarah Terry (Oglethorpe University). Please contact for the Zoom link.