Professor Null, Interim Chairperson; Professors Baker, Burduck, Creter, Laird, McQuail, Null, Pelton, Pickering, Williams; Associate Professors Bounds, Hunt; Assistant Professors Ductan, Gray, Hoover, Ramler; Assistant Professor Donegan; Instructors Fisk, Robinson, Smith; Lecturers Cardana, Ernst, Henry, Moynihan, Stenson
The English language and literature curriculum are designed to improve students’ skills in writing, critical reading, and thinking; to enrich their cultural experience; and to prepare them for all professions requiring a high level of expression, imagination, and intellectual activity, including creative writing, editing, teaching, law, politics, and management.
The English major includes five concentrations: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Language, and Theatre. All are designed to prepare students for careers that require the ability to think critically, write clearly and imaginatively, and understand diverse cultural contexts. The Literature curriculum develops strong critical and textual skills, and allows students to discover great literary works of the past and present, providing an excellent foundation for graduate study in English and related fields. In the Writing concentration students explore the arts of creative expression and rhetorical discourse, grounded in the study of literary traditions. The concentration in Professional Communication provides students with knowledge of skills, strategies, and theories necessary for employment in various workplace and technological settings, with options in Corporate Culture and Scientific and Technical Writing. In the Theatre program students focus on the literary traditions and performance arts that come together in the theatrical experience, preparing students for lifelong engagement with the arts while providing a solid foundation for graduate study or any profession that requires teamwork and creativity.
Bachelor of Arts
English, Creative Writing Concentration, B.A.
English, Literature Concentration, B.A.
English, Professional and Technical Communication Concentration, B.A.
English, Rhetoric and Language Concentration, B.A.
English, Theatre Concentration, Performance Option, B.A.
English, Theatre Concentration, Technical Option, B.A.