English Department Activities and Opportunities

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Wheaton-in-England

This eight-week summer program that includes three elements—classes on Wheaton's campus, seven to ten days in London, and three to four weeks at Oxford University. More >

Writing and Literature Conference

Each year noted scholars and writers in the field are invited to give lectures or readings on how they have integrated their faith into their professional work.  More >

Internships

Internships give English majors an opportunity to integrate actual work experience with academic learning. More >

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides an opportunity for in-depth independent work, culminating in an honors paper, which is defended orally before a faculty committee. More >

Campus Publications

The College publishes a weekly newspaper, a yearbook, and a literary magazine. Editors for these publications are chosen from among the student body and receive stipends for their work. Many positions are open on all of these publications, and English majors have made strong contributions in the past. The literary magazine, Kodon, regularly welcomes submissions of original work in poetry, fiction, and art.

CCCU Study Abroad Programs 

The department encourages qualified majors to consider a semester abroad. Information from various programs is available in the department office. One highly recommended program is the Medieval and Renaissance Honors Program through Keble College, Oxford, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities >>. Many majors have been accepted into the program and have recommended it with enthusiasm to others.

Writing Contests

The English Department sponsors two on-campus writing contests during the year—the Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest, and the Jameson Essay Writing Contest. More >

Wheaton-in-England

This eight-week summer program that includes three elements—classes on Wheaton's campus, seven to ten days in London, and three to four weeks at Oxford University. More >

Writing and Literature Conference

Each year noted scholars and writers in the field are invited to give lectures or readings on how they have integrated their faith into their professional work.  More >

Internships

Internships give English majors an opportunity to integrate actual work experience with academic learning. More >

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides an opportunity for in-depth independent work, culminating in an honors paper, which is defended orally before a faculty committee. More >

Campus Publications

The College publishes a weekly newspaper, a yearbook, and a literary magazine. Editors for these publications are chosen from among the student body and receive stipends for their work. Many positions are open on all of these publications, and English majors have made strong contributions in the past. The literary magazine, Kodon, regularly welcomes submissions of original work in poetry, fiction, and art.

CCCU Study Abroad Programs 

The department encourages qualified majors to consider a semester abroad. Information from various programs is available in the department office. One highly recommended program is the Medieval and Renaissance Honors Program through Keble College, Oxford, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities >>. Many majors have been accepted into the program and have recommended it with enthusiasm to others.

Writing Contests

The English Department sponsors two on-campus writing contests during the year—the Lowell-Grabill Creative Writing Contest, and the Jameson Essay Writing Contest. More >