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Welcome to the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University. Our faculty are exceptional teachers who engage in a wide range of innovative scholarship, cross-disciplinary research, and creative work.

We offer an exciting curriculum in literary and cultural studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, linguistics, and technical and professional writing. Our rich and varied course offerings are designed to meet the needs of students with different academic and professional goals. Moreover, the superb expertise, enthusiasm, and energy that English faculty bring to the classroom is unparalleled. In no other department at Coastal Carolina University will you find such dedication among professors to student success than in English where we take great pride in our unique student-centered classes, innovative teaching methods, and close faculty-student interaction.

The skills students develop in our literature and writing courses - analysis, writing, reading, research, and communication - prepare them for careers in writing and editing, publishing, law, advertising, public relations, education, as well as the performing and creative arts. The English major at Coastal also provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study in English and related fields.

In addition to the English major, the department offers an English minor and a creative writing minor, which are available to students of any major. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts in Writing. Please use the links on this page to learn more about English Studies at Coastal Carolina University. I also invite you to contact me with any questions you may have about our programs of study, faculty, and students.

With best regards,

Maria K. Bachman
Chair and Professor of English
Maria K. Bachman, Professor and Chair of English



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