William Penn University’s faculty understands the importance of effective writing. Knowing this, professors and students work together to enhance every students’ writing capabilities. Writing is essential for modern business. Employers stress the importance of excellent writing skills. Without proper fundamentals, the ability to communicate in writing effectively is weakened. If employees cannot communicate in an effective manner, progress within a competitive business market becomes disrupted.
The English Program
The William Penn University English emphasis offers a curriculum that provides students a liberal arts focus through close study literature as an expression of the human condition. Students will gain experience interpreting literary and other text and in writing to communicate, to inform, and to argue and express.
After graduation, students will be better prepared for professional expectations and proper communication within the workforce. Students have sought out careers as journalists, editors, teachers, and creative writers. Here are a list of employers that have hired WPU English program graduates:
Having an internship is a great way to generate a firsthand perspective in understanding professionalism at its best. Communications/English degree students can apply their critical thinking and multitasking capabilities to a fast paced professional environment. Through these experiences, students will have a better understanding toward future employment. Listed below are some local businesses or organizations for internship positions:
Critical and Creative thinking are the hallmarks of the English Program. The skills our students gain by studying literature will prepare them for successful work in graduate school (studying English, Law, and Medicine), Teaching, and Business.
As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.
As a Communications student with an emphasis in English, you will be taking the following courses: