English and Cultural Studies
Do you want to leave a good impression on people? Do you want to be able to persuade them to understand your perspective and motivate action? Then, you need to learn how to articulate your thoughts – regardless of whether you’re speaking or writing.
English and Cultural Studies looks at the importance of storytelling to human life and culture. This new program will enhance your ability to empathize with diverse narratives, as well as sculpt your own in ways that influence people and positive change.
English and Cultural Studies Department
- Dr. Neil Brooks, Chair and Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 240, Rm V123, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Teresa Hubel, Full Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 219, Rm A306, email@example.com
- Dr. Scott Schofield, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 221, Rm V129, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. John Vanderheide, Associate Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 607, Rm A203, email@example.com
Program sessional and per course instructors
- Dr. Amanda Di Ponio, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Rm A104, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Blanchette, Lecturer, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, email@example.com
- Dr. George Donaldson, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 238, Rm A302, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Michelle Hartley, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Lucas Annex, email@example.com
- Jennifer Komorowski, Lecturer, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Rm V127, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Adrian Mioc, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Rm A18, email@example.com
- Dr. Laura Pearson, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Jason Sandhar, Assistant Professor, 519.438.7224 ext. 277, Rm V129, email@example.com
English and Cultural Studies Course Intro
Storytelling is an ancient art that has helped preserve valuable human narratives that continue to hold significant relevance and meaning - even amidst today's digitally-focused generation. Narratives of love, loss, struggle and perseverance ring as true for audiences today, as they did when performed under the direction of the Bard and the reign of Elizabeth I. As a student within the English & Cultural Studies program, you will learn to recognize these powerful themes and derive meaning from their analysis that can be applied to support your personal and professional growth.
Huron's English & Cultural Studies courses are as diverse as they are intriguing and challenging. Choose the topics that most interest you, and prepare to become submersed in a world of inward and outward reflection that will strengthen your understanding of history, culture, and most importantly, what makes us human.
After your first year, you can explore issues such as: reading literature since the digital turn, from heroes to superheroes, African-American social movements, music in culture, women’s literature, film and popular culture, indigenous literature, popular culture and film, creative writing.
English and Cultural Studies Careers
The question is not what can you do with an English degree - it's what can't you do! Students who take on the challenging subject matter of English & Culture Studies develop a breadth and depth of skills that catalyze their upward momentum in any number of careers, across countless sectors. Whether you want to pursue graduate studies or build brand awareness for a Fortune 500 company, your skills as a writer, researcher and presenter will set you apart and secure your position as a team leader who is looked to for imagination, empathy and motivational communication.
- Editor or Editorial assistant
- Journalist (digital or traditional)
- Content strategist, manager and producer
- Human resources specialist
- Advertising account executive
- Public relations specialist
- Marketing communications maven
- Technical writer and/or editor
- Web content manager
- SEO specialist
- Social media manager
- Corporate communications director
- Philanthropy/grant writer
Neil Brooks, PhD
Sahana Mazumder, MES
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday