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

Program Highlights

  • Major and minor available in English.
  • Minors also available in Creative Writing and Professional Writing.
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to instruct and mentor students on a personal level.
  • Active student organization Sigma Tau Delta, which publishes ODU's literary journal, Gesture.
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    Degrees & Courses

    Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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    Outcomes & Careers

    English graduates are prepared for careers in as business, publishing, teaching, law, the arts and more.

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    English Department

    Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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Student Activities

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honors society. ODU's chapter, Alpha Lambda Nu, hosts a variety of activities and is responsible for the publication of Gesture.

Gesture Magazine

Gesture is Ohio Dominican University's literary journal, publishing excellent and distinctive works of written and visual art created by members of the ODU community.

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Faculty Spotlight

Jeremy Glazier

Jeremy Glazier

Professor of English

Professor of English Jeremy Glazier has been recognized with his third Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.

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Dr. Imali Abala

Imali J. Abala, Ph.D.

Professor of English

English Professor Dr. Imali Abala participated in a fellowship program to teach and mentor students in Kenya.

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Artist Feature

Barbara Fant '10

Profile by the Greater Columbus Arts Council

For Barbara Fant, a 2010 ODU alumna, poetry is a way to process and communicate—for Barbara poetry is prayer. She has been writing poetry for more than a decade and has performed her work in venues across the country. She is inspired by Columbus’ thriving arts community, particularly the young artists who are truly dedicated to their art and always striving to grow and go deeper and soar higher. See more at http://www.columbusmakesart.com/stories/barbara-fant #artmakescbus