English

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Study a wide range of voices to become an incisive thinker, effective communicator, and imaginative writer.

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Quicksilver

Each year, students from the department of English collaborate with those in the department of visual arts to produce Quicksilver, PUC's annual art and literary publication. Majors in each department are editors.

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Sigma Tau Delta

PUC’s Alpha Delta Delta chapter of this international English honor society promotes literacy and hosts literary activities throughout the year. Students also attend and present their work at the annual Sigma Tau Delta international conference each year.

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Faculty with Perspective

PUC’s English professors all hold PhDs in their fields, none of which are from the same university, thereby bringing multiple perspectives and strengths to the department.

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Peter Katz Honored as PUC’s 2018 Educator of the Year

Prolific author of academic articles. Honors program faculty member. Amnesty International faculty sponsor. Campus philosopher. Ninja warrior. Community cat whisperer. These are just a few of the descriptions of Dr. Peter Katz that were shared when he was named the 2018 Educator of the Year. 

April 10, 2018

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Featured Alumni

Eliana Zacarias: No Direct Path

Eliana Zacarias: No Direct Path

Since leaving PUC, I’ve been volunteering, interning, and now I am working as the Youth Programs Developer at the San Jose Children’s Museum. During my time in the M.A. program, I was president of my program’s professional student association and helped in planning, curating, building, and opening SFSU’s new museum space, The Global Museum, on campus. 

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Midori Yoshimura: No Limits

Midori Yoshimura: No Limits

Midori Yoshimura, who graduated from PUC in 2012, never knew her English and Spanish double major would take her to where she is now: working as a digital media associate in the communications office at Stanford University. 

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Liz Rivera: Dedicated & Persistent

Liz Rivera: Dedicated & Persistent

Liz Rivera, who graduated from the department of English in 2008, is the writer behind the abridged children’s version of Disney’s Cocoand the Youtube Premium show Me and My Grandma. As a successful freelance TV writer and aspiring TV show creator, Rivera shares that her journey took a lot of trial and error.

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Teacher Hero: Laura Helms

Teacher Hero: Laura Helms

We sat down (via email) to ask PUC alumnus, Laura Helms, about her post-undergrad experiences. Laura Helms is a high school English teacher at Mountain View Academy.

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Teacher Hero: Britney Daniel

Teacher Hero: Britney Daniel

We sat down (via email) to ask PUC alumnus, Britney Daniel, about her post-undergrad experiences. Britney Daniel is now a seventh grade English teacher at a public school.

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