Department of English and Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841 ~ ipfw.edu/engl
The Department of English and Linguistics offers courses that cover all periods of British and American literature; in special topics, such as children’s literature; and in writing, film study, linguistics, folklore, and mythology. Degree programs in English and minors in creative writing, English, folklore, linguistics, and professional writing are designed for students who desire a humanistic education. The program in English offers excellent preparation for many different careers.
Literary study provides a basis for understanding various forms of cultural expression; writing skills are a powerful tool in an age dominated by information technologies; linguistics teaches the structure and function of language; folklore introduces the student to voices otherwise neglected by a dominant culture. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English is appropriate for those who wish to enter a graduate or professional school. Degree options also prepare students for careers in teaching, writing, and business communications.
For program descriptions, see Programs of this Bulletin.