The English faculty at Lakeland know that reading can and should be an intense experience — an experience that combines a commitment to language, an eye for beauty and detail, an openness to new experience, and an analytically sharp mind. English majors develop all these skills and dispositions by testing them against some of the best writing and thinking in literature. In the process, our students not only become practicing literary critics in the classroom, but also emerge better able to find and analyze meaning in all parts of our textual world.
The English program prepares many of its students for careers in education, giving them an extensive knowledge of major writers and movements, and critical terms and techniques. More extensively, though, the English major prepares anyone for a job in the information age by teaching them to think critically, read closely, and write precisely. These abilities are fundamental to careers in publishing, communications, journalism, advertising, law, and business — any field that asks one to handle and use language with skill.
Students who major in English will be able to:
- understand the central concepts of literary analysis, form, and history, primarily covering
major literary works, authors, and movements in America and Great Britain;
- analyze literature in terms of its formal, thematic, and generic qualities;
- construct an interpretive argument about literature through the use of detail;
- present written and oral arguments clearly and persuasively in both formal and informal contexts; and
- appreciate the value of literature as an expression of personal, historical, and universal concerns.
Click the links below to learn more about Lakeland's English faculty.
Not only is Meg Albrinck a talented teacher, she is one of the college's leaders. Her classes are filled with engaging discussions that invite all students to discuss, question, and debate as part...Read more about Meg Albrinck
Dr. Lucretia Crawford, Associate Professor of English, teaches courses in literature and writing, subjects that led her to study in both England and Germany while completing her undergraduate...Read more about Lucretia Crawford
Mr. Tim Fojtik, Interim Director of the English Language Institute, came to Lakeland in 2006. A native of the Milwaukee area, Fojtik has had the opportunity to study and work in a variety of...Read more about Timothy Fojtik
Dr. Peter Sattler, Associate Professor of American Literature and Chair of the Humanities Division, received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has been with Lakeland since 1998 and was...Read more about Peter Sattler
Dr. Linda Tolman, Professor of English, has been teaching for Lakeland since 1969. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Marquette University. Tolman's areas of expertise include the literature of...Read more about Linda Tolman
Lakeland English students find careers in:
- Broadcast Media
- Public Relations
- And many more...