Bachelor of Arts in English
The English Department provides students with a broad intellectual foundation in literature and culture while strengthening their abilities to express ideas in clear, accurate prose. In addition to studying classics of British and American literature, majors read literature of the world, Western and non-Western, as well as literature written by women and by persons of color. The department offers courses in advanced writing, technical writing, and creative writing, including the award-winning campus literary magazine, The Bohemian.
Graduates enter a variety of professions, including the following: High School Teaching, Intermediate School Teaching, ESL Teaching, Community College teaching, Property Management, School Administration, Accounting, Acting, Design Consulting, Business, Nonprofit Health Work, Loan Consulting, Administrative Assistant, Law.
“Experience as an English major prepares one for any and all vocations. The ability to understand, interpret, analyze, and write opens doors in any field one wishes to enter.” (Linda Morgan, 1996 graduate) See other statements by recent alumni and specific examples of the professions they have successfully entered.
Because the department is relatively small, students interact with professors and with each other on a personal level. Each year the English Department offers a number of creative activities for English majors as well as all NDNU students:
- Creative Writers’ Series, featuring well-known writers who read from their works at the Wiegand Gallery
- The Bohemian readings, when students read their works published in NDNU’s literary magazine, winner of the 2006 California College Media Competition
- English Department Party, an annual spring gathering of faculty and students
- Senior Seminar Presentations, when graduating seniors give oral presentations of their theses projects
- Seminar in Humanities, a week-long summer workshop designed for teachers and future teachers of English
- Shakespeare in Ashland, a week-long experience of great Shakespeare plays in the company of NDNU English teachers
- Benefits of majoring in English
- Dr. Ardavan Davaran Scholarship
- Emerging Artists in Writing Scholarship Program
- Master of Arts in English (with emphases in literature and creative writing)
- NDNU English Facebook Page: where faculty, alumni, and current students connect!
- Senior Theses: Previous Topics
- TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Program
- Undergraduate/Graduate Articulation ProgramCan't open this file?
- Writing Center
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Paul Bator, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 1997
BA, MA, DA, University of Michigan
Jacqueline L. Berger, Associate Professor of English and Program Director, Master of Arts in English, at NDNU since 1999
BA, Goddard College; MFA, Mills College
Sandra Bernhard, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 1999
BA, Dartmouth College, MA, University of Rochester
Darth Cabrol-Easton, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 2002
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, Simmons College
Ann K. Fathman, Lecturer in English and Program Director, English for International Students and Teaching English as a Second Language, at NDNU since 1984
BA, University of California, Davis; MA, Ph.D., Stanford University
Vincent Fitzgerald, Professor of English and Director, Core Program, at NDNU since 1994
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Aimee Fountain, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 2009
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, New York University
Joseph Jordan, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 2009
AB, Princeton University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Irena Smith, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 2004
BA, MA, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Marianne Villanueva, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 2001
BA, Ateneo University; MA, Stanford University
Elizabeth Whalley, Lecturer in English, at NDNU since 1987
BA, University of Wisconsin; MA, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Stanford University
Marc Wolterbeek, Professor of English and Chair, Department of English, at NDNU since 1987
BA, MA, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Marc Wolterbeek, Ph.D., Chair, Department of English
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