A Word from Students and Alumni
The English professors are extremely knowledgeable in their field and yet are open to fresh insights and opinions from their students; the English department is alive and I am excited to be a part of it.
-- London Hawley (YC Class of 2009), Presidential Scholar
Under the guidance of Christian professors, my hope was to better understand the art of writing and critical reading. This was fulfilled beyond my expectations. I not only feel I have the tools to write and read well, but that I can write and read ethically. One influential class that comes to mind is Literary Criticism.
-- Daniel R. Asperheim (YC Class of 2006), English Instructor, World English Center Eikaiwa
The York College English Department has been a huge blessing in my life. The teachers are passionate and knowledgeable. I enjoy how my English classes' content fits in with the greater picture of my education, thus allowing me to make connections and understand things better. The classes are engaging. The teachers challenge you to think of things from new perspectives and look beneath the surface. The York College English department works hard to bring us every beneficial opportunity available; whether it is taking us to Shakespeare plays or Willa Cather's hometown for a field trip, they provide the best learning experience possible.
--Nathana Faddis (YC Class of 2009)
At York, I like that we can study the multiple facets of the English language while still being able to have personal, in-depth, and informal discussions with our professors. Since the class sizes are small, the students know each other and the professors very well.
-- Brendan Hanaphy (YC Class of 2009)
One of the most challenging English classes I took at YC has also been the most useful to my career. Research and Professional Writing was tough, but it taught me how to write correctly, succinctly, and to a deadline. As I now write for a living, the lessons I learned in that class and others at YC have become invaluable.
-- Chrystal Houston (YC Class of 2003), Staff writer, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
My desire for knowledge and a deeper understanding of literature and the art of writing increased exponentially at York College. Being an English major here opened up a world of theory, art, argumentation, and literature that defined my degree. By being able to present my papers nationally, by experiencing discussion-based classes with world-renown experts as teachers, and by leading the student body in creating its official publication, I am confident that my York College education has thoroughly prepared me for all that lies beyond graduation.
-- Megan Todd (YC Class of 2006), Campus Visit Administrator, York College
If you have questions about the English Department, or would like to schedule a tour of the program, please contact Dr.Clark Roush, Division Chair of Humanities and Fine Arts.