Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Humanities, and Philosophy


Jennifer Dawes, Chair (Bea Wood Hall 216)


Professors: Dawes
Professor: Lodge
Associate Professors: Fields, Garrison, Giddings, Giles, Henschel, Nivens, Schulze, Williams
Assistant Professors: Clegg, Coenen
Instructors: Carroll, Green
Lecturers: Hunsaker, Kim, Martinelli, Ragan
Professors Emeriti: Barnett, Carpenter, Galbraith, Hoffman, L. Hoggard, Johnson, Olson, Rankin, Rogers, Smith, Whitlock

Teacher Certification in English

For more information see the Education Department  and the Education, English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8) Track, B.S.E. , Secondary Education, English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 7-12) Track, B.S.E. , or English, B.A., English Language Arts and Reading with Secondary Certification (Grades 7-12) .

English Department Course Emphases

The following list of undergraduate courses outlines the varying emphases offered by the English Department.  (Please note: some courses are listed under more than one emphasis.)

Freshman English and English Communication Core

Introduction to the Major

Sophomore Literature

Writing Courses

Language and Linguistics Courses

Theoretical Courses

Text in Context

Literature of Diverse Voices

Literary Authors or Themes


Period Early

Period Middle

Period Late

Directed Reading or Research

Senior Capstone


Advisors: Kirsten Lodge (Bea Wood 217)
Associate Professor: Lodge
Professors Emeriti: L. Hoggard, Olson


Advisor: Tyler Williams (Bea Wood 236)
Assistant Professor: Williams

Programs and Courses