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Department of English & Philosophy

English and Philosophy students gain real-world experience in Drexel’s Co-op program, the Drexel Publishing Group, Community-Based Learning courses and more.

Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy offers undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Publishing, an accelerated BA/MA in English and Publishing, as well as a variety of minors and certificate programs.

The Drexel Co-Op

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.

Learn more about the Drexel Co-Op Program

Community-Based Learning

From writing the life journal of a hospice patient, to exploring war stories alongside veterans, our unique Community-Based Learning courses allow students to gain a deeper appreciation for course material as they learn alongside our community.

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Drexel Publishing Group

Students interested in writing, editing and publishing can build their skills in those areas in the Drexel Publishing Group, which oversees three distinct literary publications In the Drexel Publishing Group: 5027 Mac, The 33rd and Painted Bride Quarterly. Students can also work with Maya, Drexel’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine.

Writing Festival & Philosophy Week

Students gain insider insight into the field in our annual Writing Festival and Philosophy Week, which feature discussions with experts like Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone; Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights;” and Robert Audi and Douglas Anderson, renowned philosophers.

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student Alisa Melekhina
“Practically, philosophy will prepare you for any field that requires logical or critical thinking skills. Theoretically, it will prepare you for those existential crises that will inevitably strike.” Alisa MelekhinaBA philosophy ‘11
Litigation Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLC
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Recent News

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    Fifteen Drexel students stood bright-eyed and eager to entertain in front of cameras rolling at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Part of a Drexel community-based learning course dubbed Story Medicine, the students were there to engage sick and disabled children through live broadcast programming, using skits to infuse laughter with a little education.

  • Book and notebook open on a table in a library Spring Courses How can writing be a mode of healing for veterans? What can fantasy tell us about what it means to be human? Explore these questions and more with these new courses for the spring quarter.
  • Book and notebook open on a table in a library Winter Courses How does gender affect the formation of knowledge? How can physics bridge communities? Discuss sociological contexts of global health, modern implications of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and more in these new and noteworthy winter courses.
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  • Drexel University Professor and Department Head of English and Philosophy, J. Roger Kurtz, PhD Welcoming New English & Philosophy Department Head J. Roger Kurtz, PhD The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that J. Roger Kurtz, PhD, has been appointed Professor and Head of the Department of English and Philosophy.

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Admissions

Kelly McShay

Kelly Schimpf

Director of Recruitment
College of Arts and Sciences
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.571.4536 | kelly.a.schimpf@drexel.edu

Undergraduate Advising

Chuck McNally

Charles McNally

Assistant Dean and Academic Adviser
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.895.1805 | coas@drexel.edu

Storylab

Sharpened pencils in a cup

Drexel Storylab is a College of Arts and Sciences initiative housed in the Department English and Philosophy. Storylab is a creative and professional resource for non-traditional students: professional adults, Drexel Alumni, current Drexel professors and other interested community members.

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Contact Us

Department of English & Philosophy

5044 MacAlister Hall
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Main office: 215.895.2431
Drexel Writing Center: 215.895.6633