John Meadors, Chair
Administrative Assistant (2015)
The Department of English and Philosophy stimulates the intellectual development of our students through the production and analysis of diverse texts. Coursework is designed to facilitate philosophical and ethical reflection and to encourage the development of analytical reasoning skills. 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.
Minors in English and Philosophy
The Department of English and Philosophy offers three minors: the literature minor, the philosophy minor and the writing minor. Each option requires 18 semester hours of course work. Course requirements for both minors are detailed below.
Philosophy Minor Requirements
The philosophy minor requires 18 semester hours consisting of any 6 philosophy courses.
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 Junior and Senior Departmental Honors Program section of Undergraduate Catalog.