College of Liberal Arts: Department of English

The Department of English

The Department of English serves a wide range of programs in language and literature, composition and creative writing that prepare students to succeed in our complex global society.  The department is a community of teachers, scholars and creative writers who provide undergraduate and graduate students, including majors, non-majors and teacher candidates, with transformative learning experiences in dynamic and interactive environments by employing both innovative and traditional teaching strategies.

Our department offers Bachelor of Arts programs in English and Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education.  At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and a Master of Arts degree in English with major options in Composition and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Traditional Studies, Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Film and Literature, and the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL). 

With twenty-five full-time faculty members, thirty part-time faculty members, twelve graduate teaching assistants and two professional staff members, we are one of the largest academic departments on campus.  Each semester, the Department of English serves more than 350 undergraduate majors, 125 graduate majors, and approximately 3,000 Core Curriculum writing students.

The Department of English sponsors a wide range of co-curricular programs including vibrant student organizations, public lectures, readings and book signings, film series, and publications including the College of Liberal Arts' literary journal, New Plains Review.  We invite you to learn more about our department and its diverse programs by exploring these webpages and by visiting our department, which is located in suites 101, 103, 105 and 221 of the Liberal Arts Building.

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