Here are a few helpful links to help answer student questions about our courses.

English courses (everything except English Composition I and II):

We have several years worth of scanned syllabi for all courses. Feel free to ask the student assistant ( if you need a copy of a particular syllabus and he/she will send it to you.

English Composition:

For questions about English Composition schedules, included hidden and reserved classes, please contact Carol Szabat at or x7471. Her office hours are 8:00-12:00 M-F. After 12:00, contact Thea Ledendecker at

  • Sample syllabi
  • Courses that are listed as requiring department consent are generally reserved for Honors College, Summit College, and Learning Communities.

English Department Undergraduate Contacts

Undergraduate Advisor

Dr. Mary Biddinger

Undergraduate Honors Advisor

Dr. Heather Braun 

English Department Office

Thea Ledendecker
Administrative Assistant

Carol Szabat 
(English Composition queries)

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Phone: 330-972-7111
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