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Department of English 

Igniting the power of the spoken and written word in the hearts and minds of every student.

St. Catharine College’s Department of English dedicated faculty promotes the correct use, development, power, effectiveness and beauty of language, primarily the English language, in both its written and spoken forms.  We also recognize the need of promoting other languages in our ever expanding multiculturally diverse society.  St. Catharine College Department of English encourages SCC students to learn Spanish for employment in health care, teaching, criminal justice, and various businesses. Our department also teaches various Literature and Humanities courses that encompass a wide range of time, place and ideas connecting the student to the thoughts and feelings of acclaimed writers from Homer to Stephen King. Our students develop their ability to creatively and critically assess written works and write their own works in our Composition, Creative Writing and Journalism courses.

Our English Department also develops the students’ ability to speak in front of groups primarily through our Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communications Courses. We also encourage this in our classes through group and/or Powerpoint Presentations.  We will soon offer Dramatic Performance courses in connection with the Fine Arts Department, The SCC Drama Club and our newly acquired theatre in Lebanon, Kentucky.     

SCC’s Department of English develops a student’s ability to speak with poise and confidence; to read deeply and analytically; to write clearly, comprehensively and creatively; and to employ and master the ever-expanding audio, visual and computer technologies. 

Degrees Offered                                                                                        Interview of Silas House

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts in English

Concentrations Offered


Creative Writing

(Or Student Designed Option)

Minors Offered

Creative Writing

Professional Writing



Department Instructors

Mr. Bob Akin, Department Chair

Dr. Becky Meadows, BA in English Degree Coordinator

Dr. Tara Tuttle, BA in Liberal Arts/Humanities Degree Coordinator and Director of Honors Program

Mrs. Kalisa Spalding, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communications Adjunct Instructor

Mrs. Christa Carpenter, Adjunct Instructor of English