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Huntingdon Community Christmas Celebration

Thurs., Dec. 3: 6:30, St. Nick; 6:45, Tree Lighting; 7p, A Service of Lessons and Carols

English, Languages, and Interdisciplinary Studies

English program discussionMajor:

  • English 


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

Educator PreparationEnglish Language Arts, Grades 6–12

Pre-Professional Studies:  English is an excellent major for entry into graduate study or into professional study in nearly any field, because a strong command of writing and the critical thinking skills gained through reading and critical analysis give graduates an advantage over students who major in other fields.

  • 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

Jennifer Horne

2015 Ellison lecturer Jennifer Horne

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. Combine the major with another major or with Educator Preparation requirements in order to prepare 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
  • Teacher candidate clinical experiences
  • 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 nationally and internationally established 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
  • Study in foreign language and cultures broadens the literary experience
Prof. Jim Hilgartner

Prof. Jim Hilgartner



Fremlin and Ray

Dr. Jennifer Fremlin with Caitlin Ray ’15, now studying English at St. John’s College, Cambridge, England

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.