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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English

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Skillen (Chair), Adams, Dolson, Downing, Harman, Martin, Moore, Rohrkemper, Sarracino, Webster

For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or on the High Library website.

The Department of English offers a course of study that stresses both the knowledge and effective use of language and an understanding and appreciation of literature. Excellence in both writing and literary studies is the fundamental aim of the core program and of the rigorous and comprehensive concentrations that prepare students for graduate training in English or professions such as law or library science, for professional writing careers in a variety of fields, or for teaching at the secondary level of education.

Majors Offered

The English Department offers an English major  with concentrations in Literature, Professional Writing, and Secondary Education (7-12) certification in English .

Minors Offered

The Department of English offers a Literature minor  and a Professional Writing minor . Each minor requires five courses (20 credits).

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) Certificate Program

The TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language)  is an option for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students at Elizabethtown College who would like to learn how to teach English language classes. This program offers courses in second language acquisition and teaching and assessment methods. Students completing the program also participate in a supervised field experience to gain real-world training in an English language classroom. The undergraduate certificate must be earned concurrently with an undergraduate degree. Students completing all requirements of the TESOL Certificate program will receive notation on their Elizabethtown College transcript.

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of English participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.

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