College of Arts and Sciences
Doane University’s English Undergraduate degree is designed to build a sound foundation in general literacy for a variety of possible professions, from editing and writing to teaching and law. An English major provides strong preparation for graduate study through the core required courses.
- English Major
- Double Major in English and Another Major, chosen by the student with or without certification to teach
- English/Language Arts Major with a certification to teach
The Lucille Cobb Lecture Series
The Annual Lucille Cobb Lecture Series provides students the opportunity to meet and interact with prominent writers. Previous authors have included:
- Gwendolyn Brooks
- Hayden Carruth
- Alan Cheuse
- Desmond Egan
- Patricia Hampl
- Miroslav Holub
- Marlene Norbese
- Tom Robbins
- Philip W.D. Snodgrass
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The Doane Difference
One of the most important college experiences is engaging and learning in your classes. At the Doane Learning Center, our students have free access to academic counseling and support to exceed in their studies.
At Doane University, we reward students for their achievements both in and outside of the classroom. Through scholarships, grants, work-study, and on-campus employment, our students look forward to starting jobs, not payment plans.
Rich Campus Culture
With over 60 student-led clubs and organizations, including a Student Programming Board that sponsors competitions and guest appearances, our campus is a community. From Athletes to Zumba enthusiasts, there is a place for you at Doane University.
Requirements for the English Major:
Creative writing emphasis
Option 2: Secondary English Teaching
One additional teaching major
All requirements listed under the catalog section Secondary Education
Every four years, the English Department selects approximately 15 students for a semester in East and Central Africa. Students travel to six countries and engage in a semester of courses including Introduction to African Studies, African Literature, and Culture, Linguistics, Swahili, Writing and Independent Study.
Interterm Field Trips
Periodic trips to Japan, England, and Greece are available as an interterm class. English students have also traveled to The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., The Oriental Institute, The Field Museum, and the Art Institute in Chicago to supplement course work.