Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Department of English Language and Literature

Department Chair: J. Buckner


Professors: C. Davis, C. Duffus, S. Hartman, J. Hobbs, J. Land, S. Stuart

Associate Professors: J. Buckner

Assistant Professors: K. Randle, A. McKee

Instructors: H. Allford, M. Duffus

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of English Language and Literature is to foster meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge through the study of composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and linguistics.

Major Fields of Study


Emphasis in Literature, General Writing, Professional Writing, or Creative Writing

English with Teacher Licensure (9-12)

Minor Fields of Study



The English major is designed to enable students to become formidable thinkers, textual analysts, and writers. Our graduates include successful college instructors, novelists, professional writers, attorneys, bankers, and editors.

Students will complete Senior Exit Interview requirements in the final semester of coursework.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate and compose effectively;
  2. Analyze the purposes of language in various forms;
  3. Demonstrate fluency composing rhetorically appropriate texts with a variety of print and digital technologies; and
  4. Demonstrate effective research and information literacy skills.