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English & Philosophy Department

Snow College provides a rigorous and rewarding two-year introduction to Philosophy and English. Most students who complete the recommended curriculum at Snow College transfer to four-year colleges or universities with full junior standing in the major. Our faculty includes scholars, philosophers, and creative writers who are experts in their fields as well as dedicated teachers.

The English & Philosophy Department is organized into four areas.

Students are encouraged to explore all of these areas of study as they complete general education and elective requirements. Students will also find English and Philosophy offerings that allow students to experience honors, service-learning, and Foundations classes.

Three unique opportunities are available to English and Philosophy majors. Many students enjoy tutoring in the Writing Lab. Tutoring is an excellent way to serve the campus community, and, since many English and Philosophy majors eventually pursue careers in education, the tutoring experience is a good way to gain experience. Once they have left Snow College, students who have tutored in the Writing Lab can usually find work in a campus writing center. Click here for more information on the Writing Lab.

Many students also enjoy working on the staff of Weeds, our campus literary magazine. One of Snow’s great advantages is that students are able to pursue a staff position on Weeds during the freshman and sophomore years. At most four-year colleges, such positions usually go to juniors and seniors. Students who have worked on the staff of Weeds can usually find work on a student literary magazine or newspaper; such experiences may also lead to scholarship opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Click here for more information about Weeds.

Another unique opportunity for students is participating in the Ethics Bowl Team. The Ethics Bowl is an academic competition where teams of students discuss and debate real-world ethical dilemmas and use normative ethics to form arguments and find resoutions. Snow College has participated in the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl program for over ten years. The team competes in the Wasatch Region, the Rocky Mountain Region, and the Two-Year College National Ethics Bowl. The team won the Two-Year College National Championship in 2016 and the Rocky Mountain Region Championship in 2020 and 2022.

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