A Classical Liberal Arts Education...for the 21st Century

Rhetoric, one of the oldest liberal arts and developed in ancient Greece to prepare citizens for active participation in democratic society, has long been focused on connecting itself to "the life of the polis." The English major concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) reflects a national trend in higher education, as well as a long tradition within the discipline of rhetoric, to more clearly connect the liberal arts to worlds beyond the walls of academia.

Though distinctly not a pre-professional program, PWR prepares students to be more critically reflective, civically responsible communicators in their daily lives and, primarily, workplace contexts.

Elon also offers an interdisciplinary Professional Writing Studies minor.

English News

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.

Elon Community Garden sees strawberries galore

An annual Strawberry Festival and Heirloom Plant Sale hosted by a "Garden Studio" course proved popular with the campus community on the final Friday of classes for the 2015 spring semester.

Kevin Boyle publishes book of poems

Kevin Boyle publishes a new book of poems, ASTIR.

Elon students selected for 2015 Scripps Howard internship program

Danielle Deavens '16 and Connor DelPrete '16 will earn summer grants and scholarships.

Kevin Boyle publishes poems

The professor of English published six new poems this spring.

From the CUPID Blog