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English Department

Professor Dave Wehner outlines five simple tips to improve your writing in this installment of our video series Mount Minutes.

What can you do with a degree in English?

Write your future. Our gifted faculty will help you develop your writing, speaking and analytical skills as they also nurture your imagination by exposing you to the greatest works in the English Language. You will gain a strong background in communication skills that can take you to the pressroom, the classroom, the courtroom or beyond.

From your first day here, you'll build on your knowledge of English literature and be introduced to world literatures, including unique and varied traditions such as the epic, the Catholic novel, African-American writing, and global fiction. You'll explore the language of human experience in its most profound expressions, deepening your insight into the world and its people while strengthening your ability to write and speak well. 




Creative Writing

Special Programs

English Major with Secondary Education Certification

Contact Us

212 Knott Academic Center
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
Phone: (301) 447-5365

Dr. Indrani Mitra, Department Chair
Knott AC 130; Ext. 5046

Dr. Sean Lewis, English Education Liaison
Knott AC 126; Ext. 5027

Dr. Thomas Bligh, Director of Creative Writing Program
Knott AC 214; Ext. 5045

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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