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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

Learn more about the English Program at Marywood



    Check out English/Comm Arts alum Pat Kernan's ('16) front-page, above-the-fold story in today's Sunday Times Leader!

    Marywood University English Department shared Marywood University's Communication Arts Department's photo.

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    "I tell them that they’ll be much better off in the long run if they take this opportunity to study literature, history, and foreign languages. It will lead to a richer, more fulfilling life of the mind. In addition, it will lead to a more successful career. Because if you really want to have impact in the STEM fields, you have to learn how to tell a story."

    Why STEM Majors Need the Humanities
    It’s often argued that studying the liberal arts will enrich the life of the mind. For STEM majors, it can also give them a practical advantage in their careers.

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    "It’s very simple. A well-­rounded liberal arts degree establishes a foundation of critical thinking. Critical thinkers can accomplish anything. Critical thinkers can master French, Ruby on Rails, Python or whatever future language comes their way. A critical thinker is a self­-learning machine that is not constrained by memorizing commands or syntax." Thanks, Lindsey!

    Why I Was Wrong About Liberal-Arts Majors
    WSJ Small Business Expert David Kalt says his experience has proven a liberal arts education produces great programmers.

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