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.

Prerequisites 

Unless otherwise stated, upper-level English courses have the following prerequisites: 300-level courses require 12 hours of EN (including six hours at the 200 level), 400-level courses require 18 hours of EN (including six hours at the 200 level) and six hours at the 300 level. 

Faculty

Chair
  • Joel Brouwer
Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Heather White
Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing
  • John Estes

Courses

EN
101
FC
Hours
3
English Composition

Introduction to college-level expository writing, critical reading, basic citation, and the rhetorical tools needed to participate successfully in the University of Alabama discourse community. 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

Intermediate college-level writing covering the principles of argumentation, advanced critical thinking and analysis, university-level research techniques, and research-paper writing. 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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