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Department of Language and Literature

student presenting Senior Capstone

Programs of Study:

  • English
  • English with Secondary/Collaborative Special Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)
  • English with Secondary Teacher Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6–12)

Minors:

  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Women’s Studies

Educator Preparation: English with Secondary Teacher Education or Secondary Collaborative Special Education in English 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. Huntingdon English graduates achieve a strong command of writing and critical thinking skills—an advantage when seeking admission to graduate or professional programs or employment after graduation.

Course requirements and descriptions can be found in the Huntingdon College Catalog.

Why Huntingdon?

If you enjoy reading, writing, watching films, and learning more about the power and beauty of language, the English major is the place for you. Combine the major with another major or with secondary Teacher Education coursework to prepare to teach in Grades 6–12.

In the Huntingdon English major, personal interaction with published authors, a deeply talented faculty, and numerous ways to live out the major hone your skills, develop your talents, and prepare you for the career path you choose upon graduation. English is an outstanding, broad-based major that prepares you well to enter virtually any career field.

At Huntingdon, you’ll enjoy these advantages:

  • Travel/study during your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.
  • Abundant internships in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital city.
  • The Ellison Writers Festival, bringing nationally- and internationally-established writers to read from their work, meet with students, lecture, and present workshops for Huntingdon writers.
  • The College’s Stallworth Lecture Series and other programs, bringing renowned speakers and writers to campus.
  • The Hobbs Honors Program.
  • The Senior Capstone Project, an in-depth study in your topic of choice during your senior year.

Words at Work

2018 Ellison lecturer, poet Frank X. Walker

Be engaged through clubs, organizations, internships, College publications, presentations, Teacher Candidate clinical experiences, and active discussion of the written word at Huntingdon, including:

  • Writing and editing for The Prelude, Huntingdon’s literary magazine.
  • Writing and presenting for Poetry Slams and Poetry & Coffee gatherings.
  • Reading for and discussing works in combined departmental and library Salons.
  • Membership in Sigma Tau Delta honor society.
  • Researching and presenting for the Forensics/Debate Team.
  • Participation in readings and films through the Huntingdon Women’s Center and Huntingdon film courses.
  • Tutoring for the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment.
  • Building your resume by interning or working with a Huntingdon office or off-campus in a business, organization, or publishing firm; or teaching in an area middle or high school as a Teacher Candidate.

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Faculty

Alumni

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Huntingdon’s English major develops a broad range of skills that qualify graduates to enter almost any career field. A Pulitzer-nominated poet, technical writers, novelists and children’s book writers, creative non-fiction writers, attorneys, publishers, journalists, educators, speech pathologists, librarians, and museum administrators are among the vast array of fields in which Huntingdon alumni have achieved professional success.

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