Professional Writing & English Studies

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Core in Composition
  • Core in Literature
  • Prepares for job market
  • Prepares for graduate school

HumanitiesExplore the arts

Minor24-25 hours
  • Focus area in Literature
  • Focus area in Music
  • Focus area in Philosophy
  • Great for grad school admissions

CommunicationPR or New Media

MajorB.A.120 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Great job market outlook
  • Capstone internship or project

CommunicationAugment your skills

Minor24 hours
  • Focus in Public Relations
  • Focus in New Media
  • Diversify your skills
  • Great for grad school admissions

Taylor becomes a haunted hall of humanities for Halloween

Trine University’s Taylor Hall may be a bastion of knowledge for all things literature, film, art and more most of the year, but come Halloween it takes on a slightly darker tone. In celebration of Halloween a few keen faculty took it upon themselves to turn Trine’s academic cornerstone into a venerable house of haunts. Professors Lou Ann Homan and Cheryl Skiba-Jones spent Tuesday afternoon adding a spooky coat to […]

Professor Young argues some video games need life support

On October 21, Professor Justin Young presented as part of the Fall 2014 Humanities Symposia with his talk “Game Not Over: Preserving the History of Video Games.” A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above is his complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed description of the talk, see below. Video games have been around for […]

Halloween brings a week of spooky events to campus

Halloween brings a week of spooky events to campus

Looking for something spine-tingling to do this week at Trine? The Department of Humanities and Communication just may have your ticket. Starting with Tuesday’s Humanities Symposia and thematically running through Wednesday’s Poe Night and Thursday’s Overlooked Film Festival, students and community members will find plenty of haunting to do (with a few surprises). Halloween week events kick off Tuesday with adjunct professor Ana Boman’s Humanities Symposia talk “Evermore: Edgar Allan […]

Author Glenda Bailey-Mershon leads audience on tour through Romani history

On October 16, author Glenda Bailey-Mershon presented as part of the Fall 2014 Humanities Symposia with her talk “Amaro Drom/Our Road: An Author’s Encounter with Her Ancestors & Their History.” A large number of students, faculty, and community members were in attendance. The video above is her complete talk with the question and answer discussion that followed. For a more detailed description of the talk, see below. Glenda Bailey-Mershon, author […]

HAC faculty showcase new English major at national conference

HAC faculty showcase new English major at national conference

Humanities and Communication’s new Professional Writing and English Studies major may at first sound like any other English major, but it’s a fairly radical departure. That message, along with the value of marketing your program, were the focus of a recent presentation by professors Amy Nicholls, Alison Witte and Justin Young at the Thomas R. Watson Conference at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The three originally wrote their proposal […]