English

 

Welcome to the English Department!

We’re glad you are interested in our English program. The English Associate’s degree at Vincennes University will provide the first two years of study toward your Bachelor’s degree.

Why English?

Whether you want to teach English, go to law school, become a librarian, or be a creative writer, a degree in English will provide you with a versatile set of skills that will prepare you for a number of careers. By studying English and literature, you will not only learn to communicate clearly and effectively, to think critically, to analyze and interpret information, to synthesize information, and to solve problems; you will also develop an understanding of and appreciation for the human condition, an important skill needed to negotiate our diverse modern world. As an English major, you can pursue a career in law, business, publishing, public relations, journalism, and technical writing. A major in English is a solid foundation for any advanced study.

Classes and Activities

As an English major, you will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses including Business Communication and Technical Writing, as well as introductory courses in the genres of poetry, fiction, and drama. You can also take survey classes on American, English, or World literature and choose from more specialized courses such as Literature of the Bible, Contemporary Literature, and Children's Literature. Do you like to write poetry or fiction? Then, you can take a class in Creative Writing and submit your work for publication in the Tecumseh Review, our literary journal, and help edit the journal. Read your favorite poem or your own poem at our annual Poetry on the Green event. No matter your interests, the English department has something for you.

For more information, please call 812-888-5113 to speak with the department secretary or email the department chair, Dr. Sarah Alderfer, at salderfer@vinu.edu.

Learn more about the courses required for this major, A.A.

Learn more about the courses required for this major, A.S.