Alumni Careers and Accomplishments
English is a valuable and marketable major. Students learn to write and speak well, to think critically, to collaborate with others and to understand diversity. These skills are important in any career, and Loras English graduates work in a wide range of fields.
English January Term Classes
January-Term (or J-Term, as you’ll hear it referred to on campus) offers unique opportunities to focus exclusively on a single course for a three-week term. J-Term courses are particularly experiential, taking students out into the community or engaging them in other hands-on activities. Some J-Term courses travel internationally or domestically, and some stay right here, but all are focused on active learning.
English J-Term courses, typically offered every other year, have included:
Loras students win first place prizes in national undergraduate writing competition
Congratulations to three Loras College English majors who each won first place prizes in the Delta Epsilon Sigma national undergraduate writing competition:
Poetry: McKenzie Frey ('14), "Dark Moth on a White Ceiling"
Nonfiction Prose: Hallie Hayes ('14), "The Golden Days"
Scholarly Essay: Molly Cain ('14), "Hybridity"