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If you are passionate about reading and writing, Gannon’s English program is the prologue to the career that you desire. You will learn to shape your prose, engage with literary works, construct new ideas and challenge arguments in one of the most versatile
programs available. Translate your passion into an exciting profession in copy editing, publishing, journalism, professional and technical writing, public relations, marketing, teaching or law.
The Department offers four curricular tracks to help students tailor the major to fit their interests and professional goals.
Education in English Track: For students interested in teaching English at the high school level
Career Track: For students preparing to attend law school or wanting to pursue another law-related career (e.g., paralegal)
Studies Track: For students preparing for graduate school in English literature or a related discipline or seeking careers demanding strong liberal arts preparation All tracks cultivate the student’s ability to write in a variety of genres for different
audiences and purposes.
The Department also offers students a variety of internships, and a 3-3 program in legal studies with Duquesne University, and features student-run publications such as the Totem (an award-winning literary magazine). Whether they seek careers in education,
publishing, journalism, media, public relations, government, business, industry or law, Gannon English Majors acquire the scholarly focus, broad preparation and intellectual awareness that form the basis of an intensive liberal arts education. Students
in all tracks are required to complete an internship as part of their academic program.
A minor in English will consist of 15 hours beyond the first year writing courses, LENG 111 and LENG 112. Student may elect to include a course from the LENG 240/250 series, but 12 credits must be from courses designated ENGL.
This is a wonderful complement to many majors in both Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and humanities fields. A minor in English provides an opportunity to hone essential academic and professional skills, including critical
analysis and writing.
For more detailed course descriptions and degree requirements, visit the
Undergraduate Catalogue page
Gain real-world knowledge through core English classes including:
Writing for Social Change: Analyze and compose texts that advance causes for social change and justice.
Writing in Digital Environments: Develop writing and design skills for work in web-based environments such as social media.
Contemporary World Literature: Engage with texts from around the globe to better understand and appreciate the historical, literary and social concerns of contemporary world cultures.
Gannon’s English program will help you build a diverse and impressive portfolio to prepare you for your career. Through an array of exciting opportunities, you can:
“The program is organized in a way that has made me feel prepared for my future. I feel that the Gannon English program has taught me how to think critically and view concepts from many different perspectives. The English professors are also kind and passionate about the
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Ann BombergerAssociate Professor
Melissa Borgia-AskeyAssistant Professor
Derek DiMatteoAssistant Professor
Lauren GarskieAssistant ProfessorWriting Intensive Coordinator,
Shreelina GhoshAssistant Professor
Carol HayesAssociate ProfessorTotem Advisor
Kaustav MukherjeeAssistant Professor
Jennifer PopaAssistant Professor
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