Hillyer College

English

Learn to read, write, and think critically with the Hillyer College English faculty. They work with you to develop these skills, the key to success during and after college.

About the Program

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Our Department of English faculty help you develop your ability to read, write, and think critically. Whether you continue in an English-related field such as secondary education and journalism or enter the countless others where effective communication matters, you will have developed the mindset of someone who can contribute to conversations on important issues, along with the skills necessary to enhance that contribution.

Courses

You will take a two-semester writing sequence in your first year, then select two sophomore courses from options including:  

  • American and English Literature,
  • African American Literature
  • Literature Across Cultures
  • Advanced Composition
  • Creative Writing

Study the literary, political, historical, and cultural foundations of American identity—where it has been, how it is changing, and where it may be heading. Advance your understanding of both the United States and your individual identity.

Curriculum and Requirements

Our curriculum includes art, literature, history, government, and sociology.  You will take five courses to complete the concentration:

  • Sophomore-level American literature
  • American history
  • Three electives

Career Outlook

This concentration provides an excellent background if you want to pursue a career in history, literature, law, government, politics, or the environment.

Joyce Ashuntantang

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests: African Literature and Film, Oral African Literature, African Textual/Bibliographic Studies, African-American Literature and Culture

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Why do you enjoy teaching students in Hillyer?

Small class sizes put every Hillyer student in a "front row" seat and as a result I get to know each student as an individual with his/her own needs and talents.

Faculty & Staff

Joyce Ashuntantang
Associate Professor of English
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Jonathan Daigle
Associate Professor of English; Vice Chair, Faculty Senate
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Robert Dryden
Professor of English
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Mary Fister
Associate Professor of English
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Leslie Johnson
Instructor of English
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Maria Johnson
Instructor of English; Adjunct Instructor, Speech
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William Major
Professor of English
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Marcia Seabury
Associate Professor of English; Department Chair
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Michele Troy
Professor of English
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