In all of its work, the English department's fundamental goal is to develop literacy and analytical skills, leading our students to become independent, reflective, critical readers and writers. Toward this end we offer small, discussion-oriented classes emphasizing close reading and careful writing, conducted by faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring students. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to:
- The Bachelor of Arts in English and American Language and Literature
- The Bachelor of Arts in English and American Language and Literature: Creative Writing
- The Bachelor of Arts in English and American Language and Literature: Rhetoric and Professional Writing
- The Master of Arts in English: Literary Study, Criticism, and Research
- The Master of Arts in English: Composition and Rhetorical Studies
- The Master of Arts in English: Creative Writing
- We also offer undergraduate minors in: Literature Rhetoric and Writing Creative Writing
In keeping with our commitment to liberal education, the Department of English provides numerous support courses, programs, and institutes for general education and writing. Our faculty is also strongly involved in several important programs, including the UTC Writing Center, the University Honors Program, the English as a Second Language Institute, and Writing Across the Curriculum.
The English department offers an impressive array of courses in language, literature, rhetoric, and writing for both undergraduate and graduate students. All of our courses emphasize critical approaches to interpreting the varied texts that surround us, and the conscious construction of our own texts. Here, students will find classes that challenge and deepen their understanding, sharpen their analytic and writing skills, and foster their creative expression.
Click on the links below for course descriptions from the current catalog: