The English Department at LIU Post John Lutz New!Minor in WritingThe 21-credit minor in writing is an ideal accompaniment to any major, and includescourses that strengthen the writing skills necessary for success in the professionalworld. Click herefor more information. New!Dual Major in Adolescence Education in EnglishWith new electives in Diversity and Writing, the dual major B.S. in Adolescence Education in English (Grades 7-12) is designed to prepare students to teach to the literature and writing content areas recently redesigned by New York Statein the new Common Core Standards. The redesigned dual major will provide students with a clear advantage in teaching tothe new state standards. New!English Concentrations in Early Childhood and Childhood EducationBoth the Early Childhood and Childhood Education English Concentrations have been updated to reflect the content areas in the redesigned New York State Common Core. New requirements in Writing and Diversity will prepare students for challenges in the classroom. Learn more by clicking here. New Courses and Requirements for the M.A. and M.S. in EnglishAfter three years of rigorous assessment and program review, the M.A. and M.S. programs have been formatted with new requirements, course offerings and updated descriptions. Click hereto view our new descriptions. Trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum In the Spring 2013 semester, students fromDr. Lutz’s Honors seminar, “The Anatomy of Melville’s Whale,” visited the Cold SpringHarbor Whaling Museum. Students wereable to view an authentic whaling boat,handle real whaling artifacts from the 19th-century and make scrimshaw. See our Facebook page for more photos Poetry Awards NightIn April the English Department held its 47th Annual Poetry Awards ceremony.Guest poets Jane Augustine and Michael Heller read fromtheir work, andwinners of the undergraduate, graduate and alumni poetry prizes read theirpoems along with the winner of the newly created short fiction prize See our Facebook pagefor more photos. Visit the English Department online for news about faculty, alumni and students. LIU Post