English alumna Amanda Lynch Morris believes Point Park paved the way to her career in academics. Read the feature.
The English program at Point Park will teach you to communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively in the written and spoken word. You'll also analyze and understand great literary works of the past and present, which will expand your knowledge of human emotion and experience. You'll take courses in expository writing, literary criticism and a wide variety of literature subjects.
Faculty ProfilesWatch a video interview with Professor Robert Alexander, Ph.D., director of the writing program.
Meet Megan Ward, Ph.D., assistant professor of English.
if you wish to become content-ready for secondary level teaching, consider the Secondary Education/English major at Point Park.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the in English program include:
- Professional and Business Writing
- Contemporary Literature
- The English Drama
- Literary Criticism
- Popular Culture
- Languages of the World
Graduates of the English program go on to graduate studies in literature and creative writing, to law school, or to positions such as:
- Communications professional
- Business professional
- Technical Writer
Point Park Writers' Series
The Department of Humanities and Human Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences hosts Writers’ Series events on campus each year. These events include public lectures and master classes in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Learn more.