Department of English

Liberal Studies English

All students at IUP take three Liberal Studies English courses. Here you'll find information about the three LSE course requirements, as well as information about basic writing and information for multilingual writers and transfer students.

Special Features

Focus on Film

The flexible Literature/Culture Track English major lets you pick the courses that interest you most. Interested in film? By focusing on film with this major, you'll study the meaning, function, history, and aesthetics of films of all genres and countries of origin. You'll also become familiar with the ways in which films communicate ideas about urgently significant themes such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Find out more on the Literature/Culture Track English major page (see the highlight box on film).

English Internships and Careers

Discover credit-bearing internships and careers related to the field of English Studies.

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News

Driscoll and Yacoub Publish on Medical Writing Development

Dana Driscoll and Omar Yacoub published an article titled “Threshold Genres: A 10-Year Exploration of a Medical Writer’s Development and Social Apprenticeship Through the Patient SOAP Note” in Written Communication.

English Professor Expands International Teaching Experience During Semester at Sea

It’s not a traditional classroom, but for IUP professor of English Timothy Hibsman, it was smooth sailing, combining his love of teaching with first-hand opportunities to explore nautical history and literature. Hibsman was a member of the faculty for a spring 2022 Semester at Sea voyage on the ship World Odyssey.

Designing Decisions: IUP Faculty, Students, and Alumnae featured in Literacy Today

Professor Mike Sell (English), doctoral student Zeeshan Siddique (Literature and Criticism), and IUP alumnae Rachel Schiera (DEd Administration and Leadership Studies) and Julie Babal (MA, Composition and Literature) are featured in the latest issue of “Literacy Today,” recognized as the leading journal in the field of literacy learning and global advocacy for equitable access to literacy.

English Doctoral Students Cronin and Canton Awarded HASTAC Fellowships

IUP Literature and Criticism doctoral students Joseph Canton and Meghan Cronin have been recognized as 2022 HASTAC scholars.

IUP Graduate Student Selected for Department of State Project

The US Department of State has selected Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate student Jimalee Sowell for a nine-week English Language Specialist virtual project. Sowell is a PhD candidate in IUP’s Composition and Applied Linguistics program.

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