Department of English
Department of English Mission Statement
Using innovative teaching approaches, the Department of English empowers students to write and communicate across numerous current and emerging fields, to think critically, and to solve problems creatively. At all levels of instruction--from first-year composition through graduate classes--the Department of English establishes a firm foundation for students to begin their exploration of the world and, for English majors, builds on that foundation with opportunities to enrich their cultural and intellectual lives through classes that emphasize deep analysis, careful research, and rigorous writing across several fields including the study of literature, creative writing, and professional writing. The Department of English both serves the needs of the University and strives to become a destination department for those students whose personal goals and intellectual curiosity align with the Department’s mission.
Cool Classes for Fall 2023
EH 251 Introduction to Creative WritingIntroduction to the craft of imaginative writing, the landscape of contemporary literature, and the writer as artist. Students will engage with contemporary arts culture. Introductory course for the Creative writing minor genre-specific workshop courses. Prerequisite(s): EH 101, EH 103, or EH 105.
EH 252 Intro to Game Studies
An introduction to the study of games, including how to design, analyze, and write for games. No prerequisites required.
EH 308 Intro to Linguistics
An overview of the fundamental concepts and methods of linguistic science (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax). Prerequisite(s): EH 102, EH 104, or EH 106.
EH 323 Writing for the Workplace
Writing skills, practices, and genres for the workplace, such as resumes, job applications, memos, emails, and reports, that support business processes and communication for diverse audiences. (Writing Intensive Course). Prerequisite(s): EH 102, EH 104, or EH 106.
EH 326 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
A study of texts from the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres from their origins to modern day. Prerequisite(s): EH 102, EH 104, or EH 106.
EH 331 Writing for Social Media
Writing style, research methods, rhetorical strategy, and best practices for social media content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms. (Writing Intensive Course). Prerequisite(s): EH 102, EH 104, or EH 106.
EH 332 Writing for Podcasts
EH 351 Creative Writing: Fiction
A course focused on analyzing published fiction, reading and commenting on the writing of classroom peers, and producing original fiction for discussion in a workshop format. Prerequisite(s): EH 251 or approval of instructor.
EH 355 Publishing Practicum
A course focused on the field of literary publishing through work on a literary journal and other smaller publications; topics include manuscript selection, layout, design, aesthetic considerations, and marketing strategies, among others relevant to a career in publishing. Prerequisite(s): EH 251 or approval of the instructor.
EH 491 English Internship
Provides direct experience and application of principles, concepts and theories acquired in coursework with an emphasis on writing in a professional organization while giving students the opportunity to gain work/career experience in service/learning or business/corporate settings. For English majors and minors. Grade: Pass/Fail. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 6 hours of 300+ English classes and permission of the Department Chair and sponsoring faculty member.