Welcome to IU South Bend's Department of English
Our programs are designed to expand students' understanding and skills in English language and composition, written communication, and literature. These programs prepare students for a broad range of careers, especially those requiring analytical thinking and expression and the ability to read carefully and write clearly. In addition to education and media-related careers, the writing and analytical skills gained in English courses will enhance careers in business, law, and medicine.
We offer Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Certificate in Professional Writing, as well as Minors in English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies. We also coordinate the First-Year Writing Program and English as a Second Language.
Our faculty includes award-winning teachers, active scholars, and engaged community members.
Our students go on to pursue successful careers, become published writers, or further their education in Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs (often a combination of all three!).
View our Mission Statement here.
Why get an English Major? Find out here.
Course offerings here
Course descriptions here
News and Events
2014 Analecta and Graduate Research Journal Released
Congratulations to Angie Rice, English Major and Analecta Editor, and to Steph Foreman, English M.A. Student and Graduate Research Journal Editor for their hard work and beautiful journals!
English Major Event: What can I do with a degree in English?
Held on Wednesday, April 9th in Wiekamp Hall 3001, guest speakers informed English majors of the endless career paths that an English major can offer domestically and internationally.
Guest speakers (left to right): Julie Elliot, Associate Librarian at the Schurz Library; Leah Zimmer, Director of The Language Company; and Mitch Robinson, recent graduate, currently teaching English in Korea.
Student Writing Awards in Honor of Lester Wolfson
Poetry Reading by Martín Espada
Join us for a celebration of our Student Writing Awards in Honor of Lester Wolfson
and the release of the 2014 ANALECTA
The Department of English at IU-South Bend
Wiekamp Hall Auditorium 1001
Martín Espada has published eight books of
poetry, including Imagine the Angels of Bread,
winner of an American Book Award, and
Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002,
which received the Paterson Award for Sustained
Espada is a professor in the English Department
at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
where he teaches creative writing.
This event is co-sponsored by the IU Labor Studies Program,
IUSB’s Civil Rights Heritage Center, and the University of
Notre Dame Department of English.
English Department Office
Savanna Annis, Department Secretary
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3127
English Department Chair
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3163
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
Fax: (574) 520-4538