Oct 19, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English


Bruce Clarke, Ph.D., Chairperson

Horn Professor: Clarke
Professors: Baehr, Cargile Cook, Covington, Hurst, Koerber, Kolosov-Wenthe, Lang, Patterson, Poch, Purinton, Rickly, Spurgeon, Wenthe
Associate Professors: Baake, Barrera, Batra, Bauer, Baugh, Borshuk, Carter, Couch, Crowell, Desens, Eaton, Kim, Kvande, McFadden, Rice, Samson, Shelton, Shu, Snead, Still, Whitney, Zdenek
Assistant Professors: Braver, Cortese, Faris, Gerdes, Hackenbracht, Hutchins, McNamara, Moore, Phillips, Rogerson (visiting), Rukavina, Selzer King, Wilson, Wolford, Zellinger
Lecturers: Alvarez, Duke, Hanson, Hiemstra, McLaughlin, Myers, Rylander

CONTACT INFORMATION: 212 English/Philosophy Building, Box 43091, Lubbock, TX 79409-3091, T 806.742.2501, F 806.742.0989, www.english.ttu.edu

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs and certificates:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Technical Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Technical Communication
  • Doctor of Philosophy in English
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric
  • Graduate Certificate in Book History and Digital Humanities
  • Graduate Certificate in Grants and Proposals
  • Graduate Certificate in Linguistics
  • Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Communication

In addition to its degree and certificate programs, the Department of English cooperates in interdepartmental programs in linguistics and comparative literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department also sponsors both the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the national English honorary society) and a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication and supports the publication of three journals, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, The Iron Horse Literary Review, and Technical Communication.

Undergraduate Program

Written Communication Requirements

ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  are required of all undergraduate students. Some colleges require additional hours in English; students should consult their advisors concerning required English courses.

Students who score 360 or below (verbal) on the SAT examination or 15 or below (English) on the ACT examination are required to pass ENGL 0301  or any approved assessment instrument approved by the Coordinating Board (Asset, Compass, Accuplacer, or THEA) before they can take ENGL 1301 . Although ENGL 0301  appears on the transcript, the hours do not count as part of the minimum number of hours required for graduation in any degree program of the university. A grade is awarded for the semester but is not recorded on the transcript; therefore, it will not be computed in the student’s grade point average. This course counts for meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements for writing skills development. Students who must fulfill this requirement should visit the TSI Office located in 78 Holden Hall.

ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  are prerequisites for all 2000-level English courses. Two 2000-level English courses are prerequisites for all 3000- and 4000-level English courses (except ENGL 3365  and ENGL 3366 ).

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of English, visit the Graduate School  section.

Program Offerings & Course Descriptions


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


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