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Department of English

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English - Literature and Writing  

The English Department, in the College of Arts and Sciences, has extensive course offerings, for both majors and non-majors, to expose students to a rich and diverse body of artistic and cultural material. Most faculty teach their courses using a combination of lecture and discussion format which invites enriching personal engagement and at the same time provides the fundamental structure of scholarly-critical guidance and learning. English courses are offered on literary periods and genres, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and methodology. Four English majors are offered for undergraduate programs, including English Literature, Creative Writing English, English Pre-Theology and English Pre-Law. Students may also be interested in pursuing an English degree through the Honors Tutorial College.

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Special Features

Sphere is a literary journal produced by the undergraduate English students at Ohio University. Our undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to publish their work in Sphere, or to gain valuable experience serving as genre or production editors.

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 From Provo, Utah, to Beirut, Lebanon, our alumni work and teach all over the world and publish widely in their respective fields. We are proud of the contributions they continue to make to the academy and the community, and are pleased to highlight their accomplishments at


English-Cultures, Rhetoric and Theory
English-Literature and Writing
English-Creative Writing

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.

Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.

All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.