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Penn State students pausing for a photo while backpacking on a class trip as part of their Adventure literature class

Adventure Awaits with Penn State English

Students in our Adventure Literature courses climb, hike, or kayak their way through literary landscapes and write about their experiences.

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Our Mission, Our Values

The Penn State English Department is committed to creativity, rhetorical and civic deliberation, scholarly inquiry, and an openness to new ideas.

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