Do you have a world inside your mind, ready to come to life in the pages a book? Do you want to write poetry, nonfiction or marketing materials? Maybe you’d like to explore the relationship between literature and culture. A degree in English from SMWC will help define the shape of your future. At SMWC, you can study English with concentrations in:
- Creative Writing
- Literary Studies
- Literature and Cultural Studies
You will find your niche in a stimulating, creative atmosphere, working with leading scholars, notable experts and inspiring peers who appreciate the art and science of the English language.
Here you will never be a nameless face in an overwhelming lecture hall, trudging through 400 years of American literature with 400 other students. In our small, intimate classes, you will make connections, discuss ideas, research issues and analyze outcomes through coursework such as:
- Literature and Myth
- Creative Nonfiction
- Creative Writing
- Modern World Literature
Practical Experience as a Student
Do you write poetry or short stories that captivate audiences? You can publish your work in SMWC’s literary magazine, Aurora. Do you enjoy editing news articles? You can join the College’s student newspaper, The Woods. Through our Career Development Center, you can dig deeper into your field, network with experts and test drive different positions. Many of our students get hands-on professional experience:
- Writing blogs and brochures for wildlife organizations such as Wolf Park
- Developing email newsletters for national organizations such as Greenpeace
- Writing technical descriptions for nature reserves such as Dobbs Park
- Working behind the scenes at television stations such as WTHI
- Creating social media strategies for nonprofits such as the Terre Haute Children’s Museum
You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to work in a groundbreaking virtual internship program. You’ll use cutting-edge technology to create a collaborative environment that embraces diverse ideas, uses innovative approaches and makes a positive impact in the community.
As an English major at The Woods, you’ll have many opportunities for intellectual exploration, in-depth interactions with your professors and practical experience outside the classroom.