Department of English

Liberal Studies English (LSE)

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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Sell, Schiera, and Siddique Incorporate Digital Storygame Design Into Health-Care Technology Education

The Digital Storygame Project, the Lopez Foundation Inc., and LCA Vantage Healthcare are launching an innovative health-care technology course focusing on K-12 education and the integration of STEM and the Arts and Humanities.

Driscoll, Heise, Stewart, and Vetter Release “Writing Spaces Volume Four”

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open-access textbook series geared towards undergraduate composition courses.

Driscoll and Co-Authors Present on Self Sponsored Writing at the 2021 Conference on Engaged Learning

Dana Lynn Driscoll, along with co-authors Andrea Efthymiou, Heather Lindenman, Matthew Pavesich, and Jennifer Reid, presented “Self-Sponsored Writing:  A Taxonomy of the Civic, Personal, and Professional Functions of Writing in People’s Lives” at the 2021 Conference on Engaged Learning in July.

Driscoll Offers Teaching Writing for Publication Workshop

Dana Driscoll (English (Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate programs), Writing Center director) presented “Supporting Advanced Writing Processes for Graduate Students and Teaching Writing for Publication” at the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing on July 7, 2021.

Jiang and Vetter Publish Book Chapter on the ”Epistemology of Deceit and Critical Media Literacy” in Wikipedia-Based Education

Jialei Jiang (Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD alumna) and Matthew Vetter (faculty, Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD) recently published a chapter in an edited collection titled “The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era: Dupery by Design,” which brings together cross-disciplinary examinations of the power of social media platforms and their role in the proliferation of epistemic harms.