The Department of English and Modern Languages offers programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree in English. It also offers minor concentrations in literature and writing and courses in speech. The Department offers courses in elementary and intermediate French and Spanish.
Professors Emeriti: Blake, Johnnie C.; Preu, Dana
Professors: Boston, Genyne; Campell, Rick; Davis, Mary K.; Dawson, Emma W.; Kemp, Yakini; Powell, Deidre; Sawh, Ruth R.
Associate Professors: Cohen, DeSilver C.; Diallo, Mary; Houston, Joe Ann; King-Pedroso, Natalie.; McIntosh, Yvonne; Seay, Geraldine; Stallworth, Frances H.; Ramos, Johanna; Taha, Taha A.; Thomas, Leesther; Trujillo, Evelyn ;Yon, Veronica
Assistant Professors: Brown, Anne G.; Bryant, Kendra; Clark, Chandra; Ford, Na’Imah; Garnes, Lamar; Hudson, Jenise; McCray, April; Showers, Zachary; Snodgrass, Kristine Surrency, Jeneen;
Instructors: Abrams, Melanie; Brown, Anne L, Bryant, Ceron; Cheeks, Makisha; Kaiser, Pamela; Mason, Tracee; Riley, Nandi; Stennett, Yvette; White, Melanie; Williams, Alexander
Any student in good standing may become an English major. All English majors are encouraged to become active members of the English Literary Guild.
General Course Prerequisites
Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENC 1101, ENC 1102 or the honors equivalent or in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or above.
Course Requirements for the English Major
An English major must complete the following thirty-six (36) semester hours with a grade of at least C in each course. All courses in which grades below C have been earned must be repeated. The overall average in major courses should be at least 2.00. In addition, students must complete the following course:
Supporting courses are history (EUH 3000/4000 or AMH or AFA 3000/4000); French or Spanish (12 hrs.); philosophy (PHI 2010); psychology (PSY 2012); anthropology (ANT 2000); speech (SPC 1017/2608); and computer information systems (CGS 2060 or EME 2040).
The English major requirement of thirty-six (36) semester hours above the general studies requirements does not mean that additional hours are not encouraged; they are, in fact, strongly recommended for all majors for complete background preparation.
The Minor Requirements for English Majors
All English majors must select a minor field of study in an area of concentration, such as humanities, theatre, foreign language, history, art, music, philosophy, journalism, or another area approved by the advisor and the chairperson.
The Requirements for a minor in English
The English minor requires 18 credit hours. The student should select one of the two concentrations for the minor.
Assistance for CLEP Students
The department offers assistance to any student enrolled in the university who passes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in freshman communicative skills but who needs additional practical writing experiences. It is recommended that such student enroll for a minimum of three (3) semester hours in a 2000 or 3000 level composition course. Other specialized courses in composition are also offered to meet the needs of students in written communication.
*Students should check with academic advisors for recent curriculum changes.