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Program Overview

The English Department at Marywood University is a dynamic learning community dedicated to exploring the beauty and power of language and literature. We offer a broad spectrum of courses for literary study and teacher training. Majors in English and minors in writing and women's studies are available.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Individual attention
  • A variety of courses to choose from
  • Internships and independent study opportunities
  • Nationally recognized teacher education program

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    Writerly friends: This week our neighbors in the Comm Arts department are celebrating the First Amendment. Come learn stuff that all writers should know: During the week of November 28, learn more about the meaning of these very important 45 words. Presented by: COMM 320: Comm Ethics & Law Sponsored by: The Comm Arts Department Free Speech Wall Monday, 11/28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Learning Commons Lobby Exercise your freedom of speech at the Free Speech Wall in the Learning Commons lobby. Participants will also learn about the history of and limits to freedom of speech. State of Religious Freedom Panel Presentation Tuesday, 11/29, 7 p.m., Learning Commons 331 Religious experts will discuss and debate the state of religious freedom in the United States. Join the conversation & learn more about the foundations of this Constitutional freedom. Panelists include: -- Melinda Krokus, MA, Ph.D. assistant professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University with an interest in Islamic study. -- Rabbi Daniel Swartz, spiritual leader of Temple Hessed, Scranton, Pa. -- Sr. John Michelle Southwick, I.H.M., assistant director of Campus Ministry, Marywood University A Visual History of the Right to Assemble Wednesday, 11/30, 1 p.m., Learning Commons Café Learn about important exercises of the right to assemble from the 1960s through 2016 in a photographic timeline. Participants can learn more about the exhibit at a talk hosted by students at 1 p.m. State of Press Freedom Panel Presentation Thursday, 12/1, 7 p.m., Comerford Theatre Local and campus journalists will discuss the major issues surrounding press freedom in 2016. Join in the conversation & learn more about the history of this democratic bedrock. Petition the Powerful! Friday, 12/2 Petition the Powerful Penliests include: -- Kyle Clouse, station manager, TV-Marywood -- Brigid Edmunds, digital content editor at The Times Leader -- Sarah Hofius Hall, education reporter at The Scranton Times -- Rachel Looker, editor-in-chief of The Wood Word -- Jon Meyer, co-anchor & reporter, WNEP-TVPetition the Powerful PresentationFriday, 12/2, 12:30 p.m., Learning Commons Café Students will present administrators with a campus petition for improved WiFi on campus. Students will host a short presentation. ALL WEEK: -- See the Assembly Photo Exhibit in the Learning Commons Café. -- Sign the Life-Size Petition in the Learning Commons Café. -- Attend each event & earn a chance to win a Freedom Week tee shirt & free Chipotle entrée! Winners drawn at Friday’s event.

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    The fall book sale/swap is happening today in the LRC. BOGO on hardcovers. Also free donuts.

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    Marywood University English Department shared The Marywood University Bayleaf's post.

    The Marywood University Bayleaf
    As Alexander Pope said, "To err is human," and wow, did we err! The submission deadline for The Bayleaf is November 18th, not November 11th. We apologize for any confusion we may have caused by posting the 11th as the submission date, and we hope you will forgive us and send us your original work!

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