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Beating the Barista Myth: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors Course Profile

November 2, 2017
Course-Spotlight

Contrary to popular belief, not all English majors end up working at Starbucks. In fact, English majors are three-times more likely to go into computer or math careers than they are to go into food service. Despite the decades-old persistence of the English major barista myth, Jenny Patton manages to dispel it with ease in the glorious first few minutes of her class, English 3150: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors. The students in Patton’s class this semester have career plans that include grant writing, advertising, event planning, marketing, technical writing, advocacy and beyond. 

Welcome Back!

September 1, 2017
Buckeye Leaf Red with Buckeyes

The newly updated classrooms on the second floor aren’t the only things worth getting excited about for autumn 2017, although you should definitely get excited about those! There are also many new faces in Denney Hall and two brand new graduate programs: the graduate minor in English and the MA in medical humanities and social sciences.<--break->

Human Rights in Transit

September 1, 2017
Human Rights in Transit Group sitting on a staircase in New York City

Eight undergraduate students with diverse academic backgrounds attended this year’s Human Rights in Transit Summer Travel Program. Facilitated by Professors Wendy Hesford (English), Amy Shuman (English) and Jennifer Suchland (Slavic/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies), the five-day trip centered around the 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.

Esposto Wins 2016 R.L. Stine Scholarship

May 5, 2016
Picture of current and past Stine Scholarship winners

Laura Esposto has been awarded the second inaugural R.L. Stine Scholarship. Generously provided by author R.L. Stine, an Ohio State English alumnus (BA, 1965) and award-winning author of children’s horror stories, this $11,000 tuition scholarship supports English majors who have demonstrated a serious interest in Creative Writing.

Robyn Warhol's Graphic Memoir Class Creates Stunning Comics

April 27, 2016
Picture of Robyn Warhol

“Graphic Memoir,” English 5664 in the Spring of 2016, is a course on autobiographies written and drawn by comics artists.  All the students (half of them graduate students and half advanced undergrads) had to produce a one-page comic about their lives.

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