• English

    The English Department offers in-depth study of great works of literature by authors from many different periods and cultures. In addition to building critical reading and writing skills, we also encourage students to make connections between literature and the world around them. Students receive a strong foundation in the canonical texts as well as in contemporary works.
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    Why Choose ODU for your English Degree?

    Ohio Dominican’s English Department offers a strong foundation in classic, contemporary and international literature. The breadth of coverage -  from Beowulf to Stan Lee - prepares students for many professions.

    Through diverse reading and writing assignments, students are prepared for many different writing situations. The Professional Writing minor is suggested for students who would like to focus on business and technological writing. 

    Faculty are distinguished by their publication record, service to the University, community, and commitment to students. 

    Facts about the Program

    We offer:

    • English major with a traditional focus on literature;
    • English minor, for students interested in literature, but majoring in other areas;
    • Integrated Language Arts major, for students preparing to teach in secondary schools; 
    • Professional Writing minor, for students interested in pursuing a greater number of writing experiences.


    ODU English majors find jobs in a variety of fields because they are flexible and prepared to meet the changing demands of today’s job market. English majors develop empathy, critical thinking, critical writing and wisdom through the study of literature. Our majors have gone on to work in politics, public relations, law, education, writing, publishing, health care, the arts and other careers. 

    Internships are available and encouraged. In the past, students have worked at advertising and publishing firms.

    Sigma Tau Delta & Gesture

    The English Department also sponsors one of the most active organizations on campus, the English Honors society, Sigma Tau Delta. In addition to many activities throughout the year, Sigma Tau Delta publishes the award-winning ODU literary journal, Gesture

    Through the journal, students learn about the publishing, editing and creative writing fields. They are also invited to attend the national Sigma conference where they network with other English majors, faculty and writers.

    Faculty Highlights

    Jeremy Glazier, B.A., M.F.A.

    Jeremy Glazier is a Professor of English and Head of ODU's Department of English. He has had poems published in many literary journals including The Paris Review, Antioch Review and The Denver Quarterly. He also writes essays on poets and poetry for The Los Angeles Review of Books.He received bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish from Wittenberg University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbus University. He has taught at Ohio Dominican since 2002.

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