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Upcoming Fall Courses

The Department of English offers a variety of compelling courses that satisfy General Education: Humanities Requirements.

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Our Mission, Our Values

The Penn State English Department is committed to creativity, rhetorical and civic deliberation, scholarly inquiry, and an openness to new ideas.

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Adventure Awaits with Penn State English

Students in our Adventure Literature courses climb, hike, or kayak their way through literary landscapes and write about their experiences.

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