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Department of English

College of Arts & Sciences

132A McIver Building



Denise Baker, Professor and Head of the Department

Professors Beale, Cushman, Evans, Gibson, Kilcup, Langenfeld, R. McDonald, Parker, Roskelly, S. Yarbrough; Associate Professors Chiseri-Strater, Dischell, Ferguson, C. Hodgkins, Keith, G. McDonald, Moraru, Myers, Romine, Tisdale, Zacharias; Assistant Professors Dowd, Jordan, Quinn, Schultheis, Shreve, Stallcup, Van, Weyler, Wurr; Lecturers Albergotti, Clark, Cline, H. Hodgkins, Kennedy, Meyers, Nguyen, Swofford, Yardley, Young

The Department of English offers courses in major authors, in all major literary periods, in literary theory, in linguistics and rhetoric, in journalism, and in writing essays, fiction, and poetry. Senior-graduate courses are available to advanced students, and the graduate program offers the full range of literary and rhetorical studies leading to the M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D. The creative writing program offers courses both to undergraduates seeking the B.A. degree and to graduate students seeking the MFA degree.


Honors in English


Twelve semester hours to consist of:

  • 3 hours of HSS 490 (Honors Thesis)
  • 6 hours of any English Honors course above the 100 level
  • 3 hours of English at the 500 level, or 3 hours of a Contract Honors course in English at the 300 level

Six semester hours from any of the following options:

  • Any 500-level course in English
  • Any Contract Honors course in English
  • ENG 493 (Honors Work—independent study)
  • ENG 494 (Honors Seminar)
  • Any Honors courses, whether in English or not


  • A grade of at least B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors requirement in English
  • A declared English Major
  • At least a 3.3 overall GPA at graduation


The designation “Completed Departmental Honors in English” and the title of the Senior Honors Project will be printed on the student’s official transcript.

Honors Advisor

See Jennifer Keith for further information and guidance about Honors in English. For further information, see the University Honors Program.