Department of English

The English major is designed to expose undergraduate students to advanced uses of the English language. This begins with broad exposure to both British and American literary heritage, but the English major also offers opportunities to explore the linguistic bases underlying English and the effective uses of written English in both creative and professional capacities.

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Programs

The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English and minors in English and creative writing. It also sponsors an honors program in English.

Faculty

Chair
  • Joel Brouwer
Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • David Deutsch
Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing
  • John Estes

Courses

EN
101
FC
Hours
3
English Composition

Introduction to rhetorical strategies, critical reading and thinking skills, composing processes, sentence-level conventions, and reflection skills needed to participate successfully in the University of Alabama discourse community. Intended for native speakers of English. Grades are reported as A, B, C, or NC (No Credit). A grade of C- or higher is required as a prerequisite for advancing to another English course at The University of Alabama. Offered each semester and in summer school. EN 101 does not apply as credit to the English major or minor.

Freshmen Composition
EN
102
FC
Hours
3
English Composition

Continuation of students’ practice in rhetorical strategies, critical reading and thinking skills, composing processes, sentence-level conventions, and reflection skills. The course also emphasizes university-level research and source usage techniques. Intended for native speakers of English. Grades are reported as A, B, C, or NC (No Credit). A grade of C- or higher is required as a prerequisite for advancing to another English course at The University of Alabama. Offered each semester and in summer school. EN 102 does not apply as credit to the English major or minor. Prerequisite(s): EN 101.

Prerequisite(s): EN 101
Freshmen Composition

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