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.

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Driscoll and Vetter Publish New Volume in Open Access Textbook Series Writing Spaces

"Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing" is an open-access textbook series geared towards undergraduate composition courses. Volume 5 includes 22 new open-access essays and offers multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics about writing.

Vetter and Coauthors Publish Article on Immersion in Virtual Reality Software

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors published an article in the journal Technical Communication Quarterly comparing the marketing rhetoric of VR software and hardware with interviews of actual users to uncover disparities in how immersion is described and experienced.

Vetter and Coauthors Publish Facebook's Re-branding as Meta and Vision for Metaverse

Matt Vetter (Department of English) and co-authors Brent Lucia (University of Connecticut, English PhD alumnus) and Isaac Adubofour (English PhD candidate) have recently published an article, "Behold the Metaverse: Facebook's Meta Imaginary and the Circulation of Elite Discourse," in the journal New Media & Society.

Vetter Wins 2023 CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge

Matthew Vetter (English Department) has received the 2023 Conference on College Composition and Communication Wikipedia Initiative Award for Contributions to Public Knowledge.

Park Coedits "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom"

Gloria Park (English Department) and co-editors Sarah Bogdan, Madeleine Rosa, and Joseph Navarro are proud to announce their upcoming publication, "Critical Pedagogy In the Language and Writing Classroom: Strategies, Examples, Activities from Teacher Scholars."