English

 

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Department Head: Dr. Cammie Sublette, Interim
Advising Coordinator: Ms. Susan Whitlow
Phone: 479.788.7265

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans:

Majors and Minors

The Bachelor of Arts in English  encourages the development and mastery of writing strategies, critical-thinking skills and knowledge of how to apply this learning in real life situations. Effective communication and analytical skills are a necessity in almost every career pursuit.

The Bachelor of Science in English with Teacher Licensure 7-12 is designed to provide highly qualified teachers in English at the secondary school level.  In addition to encouraging the development and mastery of writing strategies, critical-thinking skills and knowledge, the student will have significant coursework in professional education. Students must be admitted into the teacher education program through the School of Education. The School of Education is committed to excellence in teacher preparation through both classroom instruction and field experiences.

The English minor is a structured selection of courses by which a student can enrich his or her academic preparation in effective writing strategies, critical thinking and communication skills.  The minor complements a major by broadening the student’s academic experience.

The creative writing minor addresses numerous writing issues, cultivating a student’s writing abilities applicable to a variety of writing situations and demands. The minor complements a major by broadening the student’s academic experience.

What can you do with a degree in English?

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Educator in the public or private school systems
  • Adult and youth education agencies
  • Novelist
  • Reporter
  • Publisher
  • Writer
  • Prepare for graduate and professional schools

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Why should you choose to major in English?

  • Dedicated,  highly qualified faculty
  • Small classroom size
  • Research orientated
  • Continued interpersonal communication with faculty beyond graduation

The College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences is dedicated to the ideals of effective communication through the study of language, literature, speech, rhetoric and writing. By emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students obtaining their degree will develop a broad understanding of the world in which they live and will demonstrate effective interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills.

Special Application Procedures

There is an application process for English with Teacher Licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program. Please see, the School of Education web site for detailed listing of admission requirements.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Academic Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies

  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Applause
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Lions Chronicle (online publication)

Graduates are Employed with:

  • Van Buren School District
  • Skyes
  • ArcBest Coroporation
  • Urban Magazine
  • Mountainburg Public Schools

Graduates are furthering their education at:

  • The University of Mississippi-Law School

Accreditation

The English with Teacher Licensure 7-12 program has received national recognition from National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.