The Pacific Union College Department of English is home to students who love language and literature, whether expressed through writing or acting. It helps to prepare students for many careers, including teaching in high school and college, writing, publishing, editing, and acting. The English major also is an excellent preparation for graduate or professional studies in areas such as English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Linguistics, Education, Law, or Medicine.

English Teacher Workshop
This is a new one-credit education workshop intended for junior high and secondary English teachers.


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Fast Facts

  • English graduates have a high success rate in the credential program and in graduate and professional schools.
  • For students who qualify, the department offers membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society.
  • English majors are frequently involved in dramatic productions on campus, with the drama program sponsoring a student group called the Dramatic Arts Society.
  • The English Department, in collaboration with the Visual Arts Department, now offers an AS in Film and Theater Studies.
  • The English Department also collaborates with the Visual Arts Department in the publication of Quicksilver, PUC's annual art and literary publication.


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Angwin, CA 94508

Phone: (707) 965-7550
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  • Three English Majors Present at International Conference Junior Laura Helms, Senior Daniel Moore, and Senior Carlo Péan presented original work to the international Sigma Tau Delta conference March 18-21. The group travelled to the conference in Albuquerque New Mexico with Professor of English Maria Rankin-Brown.
  • The Path to Literacy: Author Matt de la Peña Speaks at PUC Pacific Union College hosted critically acclaimed author Matt de la Peña during the May 1 installment of the Colloquy Speakers Series.
  • PUC Professor joins Jordan Archaeological Dig For PUC English professor John McDowell, the long days of summer began in the cool of 4:15 am, local Jordan time. From June 23-July 28, he participated in the Madaba Plains Project at Tall al ‘Umayri, an archaeological dig sponsored jointly by several Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities.
  • Herber Grantee Studies Japanese Literature If you grew up watching Ultraman and Ampanman, you might be Japanese. If you think Ichiro Suzuki is Superman, you might be Japanese. If you can identify a literary work on a wall and immediately converse about its significance to history, culture and society, you might be Japanese.
  • Teacher Studies at La Mama For two weeks, Mei Ann Teo lived in an old stone mansion in Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. On a huge stage overlooking the Umbrian countryside, she learned things that "pretty much completely exploded everything I thought I knew about theatre."