The Ohio State University at Mansfield

The English Major

In addition to developing an understanding of important works of American and British literature from the eighth century through the present, English majors at the Ohio State University Mansfield specialize in one of two academic areas, Literature and Writing, Rhetoric, & Literacy. Students choose their specialization based on their interests and career goals and may begin their English major course work without declaring a concentration. Our faculty and English advisor are always available to discuss the concentrations and students’ career goals to provide information and guidance. Contact English Coordinator, Cynthia Callahan at or (419) 755-4242, or English advisor Fran Bowes at or (419) 755-4035.

The Department of English also includes the First-Year Writing Program, directed by Writing Program Administrator Dr. Carolyn Skinner who can be contacted at or (419) 755-4039.