The mission of Lindsey Wilson College shapes
the teaching philosophy of the English program. The faculty is
committed to a program that stresses excellence in the study of
language, rhetoric, writing, literature, and journalism. Through reading, writing, lecture, and
discussion, the English program emphasizes intellectual
development, including information processing, critical analysis,
cultural literacy, and global awareness.
Selected English courses also fulfill the general-education
requirements, support the teacher-education degree programs and
provide elective courses for all students.
Our Students Succeed and Make a Difference
What do our students and graduates say about the English
"I hope to use my experience as an English major here at
Lindsey Wilson College to fuel a lifetime of literacy in both
others and myself and to stress the importance of being able to
write and express oneself well...." John Pyron, Class of
"The English Department was essentially a group of
intelligent people validating the things that most fascinate me.
Writers. Stories. Words. Ideas. Their enthusiasm for literary
things reminded me almost daily that I loved being an English
major...." Emily Blaser, Class of 2002
"The greatest thing I learned during my four years at
Lindsey Wilson is the fact that there is so much that I don't know.
It's ironic that the more I learn, the clearer it becomes how
little I know. Ignorance may be bliss, but education is something
better...." Jason Simpson, Class of 2003
Why choose English?
English majors have found careers in the following fields:
- Library science
- High school teaching
- College teaching
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Radio and television
- Freelance writing
- Technical and business writing
- Public relations
- Law and other legal professions