The English Major

Professor: Terrell Tebbetts
Associate Professors: Wesley Beal, Ronald Boling, and Helen Robbins
Visiting Assistant Professor: Vida Owusu-Boateng
Director of Developmental English: David Carpenter

Students majoring in English love language because they understand its power to reflect and to shape human experience, and they work hard at mastering it. As readers, they become good analysts of style and content, character, and theme, with an understanding of the traditions and tools of writing and an ability to develop their own disciplined and creative responses to whatever they read—whether they are reading Shakespeare’s Othello or a corporate annual report. As writers, they become masters of the principal tool of thought—language—sometimes becoming published writers before they graduate. This mastery of the written word—both as a critical and insightful reader and as an adept and creative writer—provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of professions and for a fulfilling life of continued learning.



  • ENG 105 can also be used to satisfy core requirements.
  • At least 9 credits must be above the 200 level.
  • Three credits must be at the 400 level.
  • Six credits may be taken in the foreign language above the 100-level.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in English

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Additional English Electives (12 credits)  +
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