Chair: Phillip Joseph
Associate Chair: Michelle Comstock
Program Coordinator: Francine Olivas-Zarate
Program Assistant: Janelle (Jenny) Dunington
Office: 1015 9th Street Park
Joanne Addison, PhD, Purdue University
Colleen Donnelly, PhD, University of Washington
Jeffrey Franklin, PhD, University of Florida
Bradford K. Mudge, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Cynthia Wong, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Pompa Banerjee, PhD, University of Massachusetts
Brian Barker, PhD, University of Houston
Nicole Beer, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
Teague Bohlen, MFA, Arizona State University
Nancy Ciccone, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Comstock, PhD, Purdue University
Sarah Hagelin, PhD, University of Virginia
Rodney Herring, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Philip Joseph, PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo
Joanna Luloff, MFA, Emerson College; PhD, University of Missouri
Wayne Miller, MFA, University of Houston
Gillian Silverman, PhD, Duke University
John Tinnell, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville
Catherine A. Wiley, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ian Ying, PhD, University of Arizona
Andrew Scahill, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
English majors learn to acquire and synthesize information and to present their ideas and opinions skillfully. They find employment in fields in which the sophisticated use of language is necessary for achievement and advancement. Many graduates go on to postgraduate study, not only in writing, film studies and literature, but to schools of medicine, law, education, journalism and business.
Undergraduates wishing to major in English must declare the major and option by the time they have completed 60 semester hours. The English major allows a student to choose from one of three options: literature, creative writing or film studies. Students interested in a double major must choose one option in English or the English writing major and are required to complete 21 different courses (63 hours).
Click here to learn more about the English Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology Major.
Click here to learn more about the English Major-Film Studies Option.
Click here to learn more about the English Major-Creative Writing Option.
Click here to learn more about the English Major-Literature Option.
BA in English With Secondary Teacher Licensure
Students seeking secondary English teacher licensure may pursue a BA in English with a restricted literature option. This enables them to complete their English major as well as fulfill requirements for licensure at the undergraduate level. See the description of the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure on the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) Urban Community Teacher Education program page for more information.
Latin honors may be earned by participating in the department’s honors program. Students with a 3.5 GPA in English are encouraged to begin the program in their junior year. The program requires additional course work (3 hours) and affords students the opportunity to work individually with the professor of their choice. Detailed information is available in the English department office.
The Department of English also offers four separate minors. No courses taken for a minor may be counted toward an English major.
English Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology Minor
Creative Writing Minor
Film Studies Minor
For additional information on majors, options, minors and certificates call the Department of English office at 303-315-7830.
Please go to the Graduate catalog to read about our graduate programs.