The English department develops educated and compassionate men and women who excel in the arts of critical thinking, reading and writing. Hoban graduates are strong communicators who listen attentively, think analytically and present effectively.
The English department guides students to write and speak accurately, convincingly and meaningfully about literature and its connection to the modern-day human experience. Thus, an understanding of self and of others across the globe is broadened.
Students graduate from Hoban as much public speakers as storytellers, as much scholars as compassionate stewards of God’s creation.
of employers say that interpersonal communication skills are most important when it comes to getting hired and being successful in the workplace.
All students are required to complete four credits of English for graduation. Freshman year is a survey course in literature. The other three years include American Literature, World Literature, and British Literature, with the exception of students in the Honors/AP track, who will take AP Language and Composition their junior year. The electives in this department may not be used as substitutes for the required classes.
- English 9: Literature Survey
- Honors English 9: Literature Survey
- English 10: American Literature
- Honors English 10: American Literature
- English 11: World Literature
- AP English: Language and Composition
- English 12:–British Literature
- AP English: Literature and Composition
- Newspaper: The Visor
- Yearbook: The Way
- Language Seminar
English 9: Literature Survey
Honors English 9: Literature Survey
English 10: American Literature
Honors English 10: American Literature
English 11: World Literature
AP English: Language and Composition
English 12:–British Literature
AP English: Literature and Composition
Newspaper: The Visor
Yearbook: The Way
Athena Markowski ’19
Athena is majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State. She also is a published contributor for The Lantern.
Read Athena's first article in The Lantern, published less than a month into her collegiate career.