The English Department provides an inclusive learning environment to promote the study of language, literatures, and rhetorics in diverse contexts. Through an interdisciplinary approach, it is committed to fostering a respect for difference within curriculum, scholarship, and community. Undergraduate and graduate students learn to read carefully and deeply; to think critically and creatively; to write clearly, persuasively, and ethically; and to understand how power structures and cultural practices shape the production and reception of texts. Faculty offer courses in literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, technical and professional communication, linguistics, film, English education, and theory and criticism.

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Senior Projects from 2011


Illuminating the Need for Fiction to Love within a Postmodern Reality, Alexandria Lightsey