In addition to courses in the principal periods of English, American and world literature, majors in English also may take courses in literary criticism, film, public speaking, business writing, new media and creative writing. Most classes are small and conducted in a seminar format to encourage the exchange of ideas between students and faculty.

Professor Amy Sweitzer

Meet Dr. Amy Sweitzer

Dr. Amy Sweitzer, associate professor of English, is a graduate of William and Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Like all of her colleagues in the English department, she teaches first-year students every fall in humanities and every spring in their first English classes. Sweitzer also teaches Renaissance literature, including Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton and loves helping students learn how to cite sources.

John Patterson

Meet John Patterson ’18

John Patterson graduated with majors in both English and finance. He was a leader on campus on the Wofford football team as well as in diversity and inclusion efforts. After graduation, Patterson entered the corporate finance training program with Wells Fargo in Charlotte, N.C., and is now an enterprise finance associate with the company.

Recent graduates in English are working with:

Atlanta Christian College
National Public Radio
Peace Corps
Soapbox Interactive
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts
University of the South
University of Virginia School of Nursing
W.W. Norton
Westfield State University
Wofford College

Recent graduates in English have completed post-graduate studies at:

College of Charleston
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
New York University
University of Georgia
University of Pennsylvania
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina School of Law
University of Tennessee, Knoxville