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English Division

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The English Division is dedicated to the study of English language and literature. It houses the Center for English Proficiency, the Arts & Sciences Core Composition and Literature courses, the AUD Writing Center, and the Minor in Literature. The English Division’s mission is to provide students with the advanced reading and writing skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive academic and professional environment. Students develop these skills through a range of courses that focus on critical reading, rhetoric and composition, academic research, and the literary arts. Students who enroll in English courses experience an intellectually stimulating learning environment that encourages creative, independent thinking and celebrates the diversity of experience and expression that is at the core of the best critical and creative writing.

MINOR IN LITERATURE:

The Literature Minor prepares students with a focused knowledge of literature, while allowing them the flexibility to focus on the periods or genres that are of particular interest to them. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following list of courses:

  • ENGL 211 – British Literature I
  • ENGL 212 – British Literature II
  • ENGL 221 – American Literature I
  • ENGL 222 – American Literature II
  • ENGL 275 – Special Topics in Literature
  • ENGL 231 – World Literature I
  • ENGL 232 – World Literature II
  • ENGL 305 – The Epic
  • ENGL 311 – World Mythology
  • ENGL 312 – Biography/Autobiography
  • ENGL 313 – Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 314 – Coming-of-Age Novels
  • ENGL 315 – Contemporary Female Authors
  • ENGL 316 – Prize Winning Authors
  • MEST 317 – Middle Eastern Literature in Translation
  • MEST 384 – Egypt: Literature Since 1952

FACULTY

English Division Head and Assistant Professor of English
Micah Robbins
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Assistant Professor of English
Amber Hendricks
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Assistant Professor of English
Seth Laffey
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Associate Professor of English
Perri Giovannuci
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Associate Professor of English
Alan Hickman
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Associate Professor of English
Andrew Robert Wheat
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Coordinator of CfEP and Instructor of Intensive English Language
Ana Maria Chehab
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Assistant Professor of Intensive English Language
Ann Marie Simmonds
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Assistant Professor of English
Gail Hammill
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Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English
Kristin Rozzell Murray
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Assistant Professor of English
Mark Frear
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Associate Professor of English
Omar Sabbagh
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Assistant Professor of English
Roula Maria Dib
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Assistant Professor of English
Tabitha Kenlon
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Instructor of Intensive English Language
Sally Kondos
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