The Department of English offers degrees in literary studies and media and communication. Students have the opportunity to gain relevant professional experiences through academic conferences, internships, university publications, tutoring in the Writing Center and international travel and study abroad. Small class sizes allow students to work closely with each other and with dedicated and talented faculty members. Students in literary studies examine a variety of texts and study literature from many times and places, gaining a more global cultural understanding of the relationships between text, meaning, and society. This degree prepares graduates who are qualified for careers that require reading, writing and speaking skills. This major prepares students for the professional workplace or further academic study. We define critical thinking as thinking about your own thinking and we explore and develop that skill in our classes.

Our faculty have worked for nationally published newspapers, published in Cambridge University Press, presented at conferences on topics ranging from composition studies to popular culture, and have helped English department majors and minors to present their work as well. The faculty include playwrights and Bucks County’s youngest Poet Laureate. They have received awards from the Mid-Town Manhattan Theater Festival, Stage Door Productions One Act Play Festival, Stage Left Theatre and Dubuque Fine Arts Players.

Contact Dr. Linda Maisel, 215.489.2923