Take Note

New Student Orientation, Session II, July 23–24

Welcome to the family! More info at www.huntingdonorientation.com

English, Languages, and Interdisciplinary Studies

English program discussionMajor:

  • English 

English Major Concentrations:

  • Creative Writing
  • Film Studies
  • Theater


  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Women’s Studies

Teacher EducationEnglish Language Arts, Grades 6–12

Pre-Professional Studies:  English is an excellent major for entry into graduate study or into professional study in

  • Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog.
  • These programs of study are part of the Department of Languages and Literature in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Words in Action

If you enjoy reading, writing, watching films, and learning more about the power and beauty of language, the English major is just the place for you. Choose from three concentrations or combine the major with another major or with Teacher Certification requirements in order to teach in grades 6–12.

Be engaged in the study of words and human letters through our clubs, organizations, internships, College publications, presentations, student teaching, and living out the written word.

  • The Gargoyle, student newspaper
  • The Prelude, literary magazine
  • Film Enthusiasts Club
  • Writing presentations—Poetry & Coffee; Poetry Slams, and Library Salons
  • Guest lectures and readings
  • Student teaching
  • Sigma Tau Delta Honorary
  • Huntingdon Women’s Center

Why Huntingdon?

Panel presentation

Panel presentation, “Women in the Media”

In the Huntingdon College English major, personal interaction with published authors, a deeply talented faculty, and numerous ways to live out the major help you hone your skills, develop your talents, and get ready for whatever career path you choose upon graduation. These are some of the highlights of the Huntingdon College English major:

  • Ellison Lecture Series and Writing Workshops—Huntingdon’s unique writers’ festival that brings promising young writers to read and meet informally with students
  • Stallworth Lecture Series and the Jimmy Loeb Literary Series bring speakers and writers to campus
  • Chats with published authors
  • Broadly qualified faculty
  • The Hobbs Honors Program 
  • Internships with local publishers and other employers
  • Senior Capstone Project
  • Travel and study during the junior or senior year
  • Service in and for local schools—Poetry Out Loud and writing workshops
Prof. Jim Hilgartner

Prof. Jim Hilgartner



Dr. Robin Gunther and Russ Barnwell

Dr. Robin Gunther, left, with Russ Barnwell ’13, now in a graduate program studying law

Huntingdon’s English major develops a broad range of skills that qualify graduates to enter almost any career field. From Pulitzer-nominated poets to technical writers, attorneys, publishers, journalists, educators, communication professionals, and museum administrators, Huntingdon English alumni have entered virtually every career field.