• Only 18 credits! 
  • Take courses in a variety of writing skills
  • Compliment any major 
  • Intership opportunities

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Sr. Christine Mihelich, I.H.M., Ph.D.
18th Century Fiction and Catholic Writers
Agnes Cardoni, Ph.D.
Composition, 20th Century American Literature, Feminist Theory, and English Education
Ann Bush, Ph.D.
Nature Literature, British and American Poetry, British and American Romanticism, Writing, Ethnic Literature, and Women's Literature
Bill Conlogue, Ph.D.
19th and 20th Century American Literature
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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Writing Minor

The English Department offers an 18 credit minor in Writing. In addition to English 160, students are required to complete any five of the following courses.

ENGL 450 Writing for the Social Sciences
ENGL 460 Creative Writing
ENGL 470 Business and Technical Writing
ENGL 475 Composition Theory and Practice
ENGL 480 Advanced Writing
ENGL 484 Political Writing and Rhetoric
ENGL 485 Writing and Cultural Studies
ENGL 490 Feminist Writing and Rhetoric
ENGL XXXW A writing-intensive literature course
ENGL 451 Internship

English 160 Composition and Rhetoric is the prerequisite for the internship and all upper-division writing courses. The upper-division courses may be taken in any sequence.

All majors are required to consult either the chairperson or their advisors prior to registration each semester. The responsibility of fulfilling the department’s requirements, however, rests with the student.

Additionally: Education majors, Secondary and Elementary, must consult with Marywood’s Department of Education in order to fulfill the education sequence and QPA requirements in an orderly and accurate manner.

In order for the English Department to recommend a major for graduation, 50 percent of the student’s English courses must have been taken at Marywood with a minimum QPA of 2.33 in the major.