Overview of the department
The English department offers three majors: linguistics, literature, and writing.
This handout summarizes the requirements for the linguistics, literature, and writing majors and also includes tables for converting old course numbers to new (and vice versa).
The Career Development page offers plenty of general information on internships.
You can search for a specific internship by logging into CalvinLink.
What do our majors do after graduating? They keep writing! Check out the new alumni blog, “the post calvin: thirty under thirty, post-diploma.” The blog features 28 Calvin alumni writers under age 30 (plus guests), most of them with a major or minor from the English department. New posts every day!
Learn about more news and events here or check out our facebook for the latest news about the going-ons of the Calvin English Department.
Tenured-Track Position in Linguistics
The Department of English at Calvin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
faculty appointment, pending administrative approval.
About the position:
We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in linguistics, specializing in either sociolinguistics or phonetics,
and who demonstrates a capacity to lead a growing linguistics major. Expertise in ESL, English
grammar, and rhetoric and composition are desirable additional qualifications. Candidates should have
outstanding promise as classroom teachers and an active program of scholarship. Pending final
administrative approval, the appointment will begin August 2014.
Click here for further information.