2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English Department

Old Main, Room 112
(607) 753-4307
Fax: (607) 753-5978


Arts and Sciences


Matthew Lessig (Chair), Karla Alwes, Ross Borden, Victoria Boynton, Debra Brown, Bernie Earley, Tim Emerson, David Franke, Marni Gauthier, Alexander Gonzalez, Andrea Harbin, Mary Lynch Kennedy, Denise D. Knight, Kathy Lattimore, Gailanne Mackenzie, Noralyn Masselink, Nicola Morris, Emmanuel Nelson, Lisa Neville, Robert Patterson, Linda Rosekrans, Cynthia Sarver (Coordinator, AEN), Karen Stearns, E. Kim Stone, Laureen Wells, Anne Wiegard, Janet Wolf

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: English (7-12)
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing

Majors Offered

Adolescence Education: English (7-12)
Professional Writing

Minors Offered

English with emphasis areas in:
Language and Literature
Literature and Writing
Professional Writing


English study involves an exploration of human values and the nature of their literary expression, and of the use of the language and the cultural background that shapes it. Courses in English are intended to help students read with understanding and enjoyment and write with skill and grace.

English Honors Program: Students having a grade point average of at least 3.1 in English studies may be invited to pursue an honors program designed to stimulate independent work of a high critical and imaginative order. The program involves the “challenging for honors” in two advanced courses and the writing of a senior thesis. Students may take any English class for honors credit, with approval of the instructor of the course. Sigma Tau Delta is the national English honors society. A local chapter is housed in the English Department.


  1. Degree requirements listed in this catalog  apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours.