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Department of English
Department of English
Bloomsburg University's Department of English offers a program with three major tracks: Literature and Linguistics, Creative Writing and English Secondary Education. The English Secondary Education Program is administered jointly by the Department of English and the Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education, which certifies graduates to teach in secondary schools.
The Department of English also offers minors in English, Creative Writing and Professional Writing and houses interdisciplinary minors in Gender Studies and in Ethnic Studies in the United States.
BU's Department of English supports the growth of English as a profession and develops students' critical reading and writing skills. The department seeks to provide students with opportunities to analyze diverse literatures; an understanding of how language functions; knowledge of multiple interpretive tools; and the ability to use language creatively and powerfully for exposition, persuasion, and artistic effect.
English Program Tracks
With its strong emphasis on developing students' strengths as creative critical thinkers and effective writers and on providing a strong foundation in the humanities, the English major prepares students for careers in the wide range of fields including:
- English | Track Checklist
- Creative Writing | Track Checklist
- Teaching of English at the Secondary Level | Track Checklist
- Graduate Studies
The Department offers a program where students can major in three possible tracks: one which emphasizes literature and linguistics, one which emphasizes creative writing, and one which emphasizes secondary education. The Department also provides substantial support to BU's General Education program, specifically in the areas of the first-year experience, the university writing program, General Education humanities offerings, and interdisciplinary and diversity programming.
Taste of the Arts
A Taste of the Arts is an annual event sponsored by Bloomsburg University’s College of Liberal Arts. This event allows the university to share its creative side by displaying visual and performing arts for the town of Bloomsburg and the surrounding area.
A Taste of the Arts took place this Saturday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. The event included a theatre performance from Bloomsburg University’s theatre and creative writing students. There were staged 10-minute readings of The Nosemaker’s Apprentice by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, presented and directed by Professor David A. Miller.