English Department | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Programs of Study

    English Program

    Observe the story of humanity, expressed in words, turns of phrase and rhythm, across barriers of culture, language, time, and distance.

    English majors may choose among three concentrations at Franciscan: British and American Literature, Western and World Literature, or Writing.

    Study Abroad

    If your academic interests include studying the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods, we offer semester experiences at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University in England.

  • Dr. Benjamin Alexander

    Dr. Benjamin Alexander

    Professor of English and Political Science

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    Dr. Stephen Lewis

    Dr. Stephen Lewis

    Professor and Chair of English Department

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  • The Core Curriculum

    This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University, the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville

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