2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English Department

Andrea Harbin, chair
Old Main, Room 112
Fax: 607-753-5978
Email: department secretary

School of Arts and Sciences

English Class


Kati Fargo Ahern, Karla Alwes, Andrew Anderson, Heather Bartlett, Geoffrey Bender, Ross Borden, Tyler Bradway, Debra Brown, Gabriel Colella, Laura Davies, Laura Dunbar, Tim Emerson, David Franke, Andrea Harbin, Mario Hernandez, Jeffrey Jackson, John Leffel, Matthew Lessig, Gailanne Mackenzie, Cori McKenzie, Lisa Neville, Jaclyn Pittsley, Daniel Radus, Adrienne Raw, Deborah Rogers, Danica Savonick, Karen Stearns, E. Kim Stone, Michael Turner, Gregg Weatherby, Laureen Wells

Adjunct Faculty

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

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: English (7-12)
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing
Minor in English with emphasis areas in:
    Language and Literature
    Literature and Writing
Minor in Professional Writing


English study involves an exploration of human values, their literary expression and the ways in which language and culture shape them. Courses in English are intended to help students read with understanding and enjoyment and write with skill and grace.

English Honors Program  

Students with junior standing who have a grade point average of at least 3.6 in courses taught by the English Department may 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 400-level courses and the writing of a senior thesis. Students may take any English Department 400-level class for honors credit, with approval of the instructor of the course.

Career Potential

  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher
  • Administrator
  • Business
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Publisher


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


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