Department of English

English Theory Class (ENGL 451)

The Mission

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Committed to the realization of the University's liberal arts mission, the Millersville University Department of English fosters research, scholarship, and creative endeavors both in the classroom and in the surrounding communities. It offers a comprehensive range of courses for its major, minor, and graduate degree programs as well as for the university's general education curriculum.

Through its diverse course offerings in literature, language, writing, pedagogy, film, and journalism, the department promotes ongoing critical inquiry into the liberal arts by providing students with methods of critical reading, viewing, and thinking; background and training in writing for diverse readers; and opportunities for creating literary, linguistic, rhetorical, and film analysis. Students enrolled in the B.S. Education program also engage in learning the best practices in teaching secondary school English using the Professional Development School model in a curriculum the English Department shares with the School of Education.

Programs & Courses

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The English Department offers two degree programs: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. Students may select a secondary concentration in:

They also may participate in the pre-law program of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our English Lancaster Communities

Our community will welcome you with our friendly students and engaging local opportunities.  Lancaster is known as an arts community, with its first and third Friday celebrations.  On First Friday, the art galleries open up for everyone to visit and various downtown businesses have special celebrations/shows.  The third Friday is music Friday, with a focus on tunes and enjoying the special ambiance of Lancaster City.  This is not only a place you will enjoy living in, but also a place your parents and friends will enjoy visiting.


Check out MU's new MDST BA degree in Digital Journalism with courses in English, Communications Studies, and Art.

Events Calendar

For literary events in our area, visit The Triangle, run by one of our grads, Tyler Barton. Join the Literary Renaissance!

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Spring 2015 Student Teacher Orientation Meeting SMC Multipurpose Room

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Study Abroad

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