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2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Department

Professors: G. Babb, A. Battigelli, T. Church-Guzzio, M. Devine, T. Friedrich
Associate Professors: E. Ostry
Assistant Professors:  L. Kiefer, S. Reznick, S. Schaff
Lecturers: A. Baker, B. Stratton

Contact Us
Chairperson: Elaine Ostry, Associate Professor
Phone: 518-564-2420
Email: ostryem@plattsburgh.edu


The English Department offers three majors: Literature (239), Writing Arts (238), and English Language Arts (240).  It offers both courses in important literature of the past and present and a wide selection of writing courses.

Students wishing to become middle or high school English teachers can enroll in the undergraduate English Language Arts major (240) or, if qualified, in the combined Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science for Teacher program (221/858), which is jointly administered by the English Department and the Teacher Education Unit.  For more information, see the Combined Programs section of this catalog.

The English department sponsors both a student-run literary magazine and an international literary magazine.  Internships in various settings are available as are peer mentorships.  Each year, the department offers awards for outstanding essays, poetry, and fiction, and gives four scholarships to deserving majors.  An advanced honors program is available for students in all programs.


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