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English & Modern Languages Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Celia Patterson

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Contact Person:
Shannon Spear

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Phone: 620-235-4689
Fax: 620-235-4686

Address:
English Program
434 Grubbs Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Descriptions of Summer and Fall 2017 English Courses

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New MA Emphasis in Professional Writing with "Jump Start" Option

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The new MA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing will begin in the fall of 2017. The program features classes in writing for the public, such as grant writing; writing for electronic environments, such as digital literacies and new media writing; writing for publication, such as editing and document design; and theories of writing. This degree will help you develop the flexibility necessary for a wide variety of writing occupations.

The MA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing also features the "Jump Start" option. In this option, Pittsburg State juniors and seniors who meet certain eligibility guidelines may take up to three additional courses that will count toward the MA Emphasis in Professional Writing. The Jump Start option will allow students to decrease the typical time to degree by at least a semester.

You can read more about the new MA in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing on the Professional Writing Page, including information on application and portfolio procedures.

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Student and Faculty Activities

Faculty and students in the PSU English Program participate in a range of program activities outside the classroom. 

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series brings prominent writers to our campus for readings, class discussions, and conversation. Each year the winner of the Victor J. Emmett Memorial Prize is invited to campus to receive the prize and present a scholarly lecture. Our students write, edit, and produce Cow Creek Review, the student literary journal that showcases our students' fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The program also sponsors Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society.

Faculty and students also work with a number of community organizations, including a Veterans Writing Group, Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, and Pittsburg Public Library.

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