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English department


Student conversation at the 2012 Writers' Retreat

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).


Find out how to get an internship and register for English 380 here.

The Career Development page offers plenty of general information on internships.

You can search for a specific internship by logging into CalvinLink.

News and Events

Listen to an interview with Professor Klatt on Michigan Public Radio about why some people dislike poetry.


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.

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Spring Awards Reception

Join the English Department on Friday, May 8, for the annual Spring Awards Reception, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the CFAC East Lobby.

We will recognize the scholarship recipients for next year, honor the graduating seniors, and of course, enjoy refreshments.