English Designated POE
In the English POE, you have the opportunity to study traditional works but also pursue more contemporary texts, films, and topics. In addition to the canonical texts, you engage in classes such as World Lit, African American Lit, and Science Fiction, and themes such as Utopias and Dystopias, Zombies and Monsters, Constructing Identities, Literature of Revenge, and Queer Lit. The English department faculty are aware of and understand the changing job market. The new curriculum is focused on critical thinking and writing—skills that prepare you for the modern landscape you face after leaving Juniata.
Professional Writing POE
Secondary Education English POE
The English secondary education program is a hands-on POE in which you apply your skills in real classrooms during your first year. You take a combination of Education and English courses in order to give you a solid background in both areas. English requirements, including literature courses, at least one writing course, and a few courses of your choosing, prepare you to teach your content area. You learn theory in Education classes, but in your English courses, you see those theories in practice and learn to teach English from enthusiastic professors.
English Secondary Emphasis
To obtain a secondary emphasis in English, you work with a professor in the English department to choose at least 18 credits (6 of which must be 300 level or higher) according to individuals interests. You can choose any classes in the English department. You can focus on literature courses, writing courses, or a combination of the two.