Entering an English classroom can be like passing through the doorway to another world.
Indeed, the wide variety of classes offered by the Adrian College English department defies normal expectations: we can take courses on topics such as Hawaiian literature, or Asian American literature as well as courses on Postmodernism or Classical Western literature.
A favorite among Adrian Students is the Shakespeare course, offered not only during the regular school year, but also in a summer study abroad program at Oxford University in England. Dr. Robin Bott, an expert on Shakespeare and medieval literature, travels with her students to teach an intense and rewarding five-week course.
A popular major is English with Emphasis in Writing. Professor Beth Myers enjoys teaching courses on writing non-fiction as well as how to teach writing in elementary through high school grades. She uses her experiences as a writer and teacher to allow her students to grow as writers and teachers, pushing them to their full potentials. Poets such as Don Cellini and other published writers offer beginning and advanced courses in creative writing.
The English Department goes beyond the classroom, too. Outside of their teaching responsibilities, Dr. Linda Learman advises students on the student-edited literary journal, The Oxcart, and Dr. Carman Curton advises an active honorary, Sigma Tau Delta. Besides this, students are involved in the weekly meetings of the Pen and Ink Society writing support group, and can see their writing published in The Oxcart or the on-line, nonfiction magazine, The Star.
Many English majors and minors have found satisfying careers in teaching or in journalism. But the English Department will prepare you for graduate school, law school, or virtually any professional field that values the skills of reading, writing and thinking.