Department of English
The discipline known as "English" embraces a wide range of interests: from literature written in the English language in the British Isles and America to the creation of literature to the formal study of language, composition, and rhetoric.
The Department of English welcomes students who have interests in all of these areas and offers preparation for graduate study and professional employment in a variety of areas where the close examination of written texts and the power and effectiveness of language is important.
Students who major in English may find employment not only as professors, scholars, literary critics, and teachers, but as public relations representatives, lawyers, politicians, bankers, technical writers, poets, novelists, journalists---the possibilities are virtually endless. See what English major Jeanne Stroud has to say about her experiences in the department.
Preregistration begins March 21; here's a description of courses for Summer and Fall 2013.
The department chair is Dr. Gregg Hecimovich and the administrative assistant is Ms. Carol Schlabach. The office is generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The department also houses the Winthrop University Writing Program; its website is in the process of being converted to the new system. The Director of Freshman Composition is Dr. Siobhan Brownson.
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