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By studying English, you will develop the ability to think analytically and creatively and to communicate clearly and persuasively-- abilities that are highly desirable in most professional work and fields of graduate study. 

What You'll Study

In addition to the English minor, the department offers minors from our award-winning faculty in Creative Writing, Linguistics, New Media and Digital Culture, and Southern Studies.

You can also earn $5,000 and complete your degree in three years, or earn a B.A. in English and an M.A.W. in four through the Degree in Three Program.

Experiences Beyond the Classroom
  • Students have the opportunity to earn course credit for internships at off-campus sites including local newspapers and magazines, television stations, advertising agencies, law offices, museums, and non-profit organizations.
  • A wide range of study abroad opportunities are available through exchange agreements and through summer travel courses.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities are available with English faculty serving as mentors and advisers. 

Choose from a wide range of courses in British, American, and world literatures; creative writing; film; literary theory; professional and technical writing; and composition and rhetoric.  Such courses may include: 

  • Gothic Horror Modern
  • British & American Drama
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Topics in Shakespeare
  • Business & Professional Writing
  • The Victorian Age
  • Studies in Southern Literature
  • World & Anglophone Literatures
  • New Media & Literature
  • The Language of Film
  • Children's Literature


  • Dan Albergotti, Ph.D., English Department Chair,
  • Becky Childs, Ph.D., Associate Chair,
  • Joan Trupiano, Administrative Specialist,
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