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Department of English
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The Department and the Community

The English Department has fifteen full-time faculty. Approximately thirty graduate students major in English. Graduate classes are small, and students receive much individual attention. The Department has a fully equipped 24-station computer classroom that is used primarily for teaching composition, technical writing, and other writing-based classes. We also have a Writing Center that provides writing tutorial services to the entire campus.

Pittsburg, located in southeast Kansas, is a town of approximately 20,000 with a small-town atmosphere. Food and housing costs are considerably lower than in metropolitan areas. City life, however, is nearby. Joplin, Missouri (pop. 60,000) is only half an hour away. Springfield (pop. 150,000) is an hour and a half, and Kansas City is an easy two-hour drive. Convenient commercial air service is available through all three cities.