Associate Professor (2002)
Assistant Professor (1989)
Kristi Richard Melancon
Assistant Professor (2011)
Associate Professor (1991)
James B. Potts
Associate Professor (2003)
Administrative Assistant (2015)
The Department of English stimulates the intellectual development of our students through the production and analysis of diverse texts. The three undergraduate tracks in the department — Literature, Writing, and English Secondary Education — promote close reading, information literacy, effective communication, and critical thinking. The department cultivates students who engage thoughtfully in analysis, interpretation, service, and life-long learning as they pursue their vocations.
English Majors and Concentrations
The student electing to major in English may choose from the following options, each of which leads to the Bachelor of Arts Degree: English major with Literature Concentration; English major with Writing Concentration; and English Education major. All degrees require 12 semester hours of a foreign language.
English Minor Requirements
The English Department offers two options for minors: the literature minor and the writing minor. Each option requires 18 semester hours of course work. Course requirements for both minors follow.
Major and Minor Combinations
English majors concentrating in literature may also complete the writing minor, and English majors concentrating in writing may also complete the literature minor. English Education majors are not required to select an additional minor. Credits earned toward a major cannot be applied toward a minor and vice versa. Students majoring in other disciplines may complete a literature minor, a writing minor, or both.
By invitation of the Honors Council; see Honors Program section of Undergraduate Catalog.