Dr. Helen Blythe, Department Chair

Douglas Hall, Room DH 139

505.454.3329 FAX: 505.454.3389


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English Department Information

Mission of the Department of English

The mission of the Department of English and Philosophy is to provide quality education leading to intellectual growth and professional success. Majors and minors are offered in English and professional writing. The program is committed to preserving, interpreting, and promoting the unique multicultural heritage of the region.

The undergraduate program in the Department of English and Philosophy endeavors to develop fluency in the use of English through critical, creative, and technical writing. The departmental curriculum is designed to meet a variety of interests: literature, creative writing, linguistics, rhetoric, cultural studies, mythology, and professional writing. Study of English prepares students for careers in teaching, publishing, arts, journalism, technical writing, business, law, and government.

Resources and Facilities

The Department of English is located in Douglas Hall, a renovated building that houses classrooms, the Writing Center, the Language Learning Center, and offices for faculty and graduate assistants in the humanities.

The Department of English provides the services of the Writing Center to students in the English composition sequence and in other undergraduate university courses. The facility offers individual tutoring and small group work. The Writing Center offers one-on-one instruction in all stages of the writing process, from developing ideas, appropriate organization and style, and accurately citing sources.

The English Department houses an international humanities journal, Picayune Review, which publishes poetry, fiction, and essays. The department also sponsors a chapter of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as Bindings, the undergraduate English club.

This department is under the College of Arts and Sciences