English, Foreign Languages & Literatures Department

English Section

An Overview

The Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures (EFL&L) offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with options in literature, secondary teaching, and professional and technical writing (creative writing, print journalism, and technical writing concentrations) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in FL&L.

The department also offers minor sequences in English and foreign languages for students majoring in other fields. Course offerings include literature, linguistics, technical and professional writing, foreign languages and literature.

Department Chairperson
Dr. Robert Chierico

Academic Advisors
Dr. Brenda E. Aghahowa (Graduate - MA)
Dr. Kelly Ellis (Graduate - MFA)
Prof. Darrell Darrisaw (Undergraduate - Literature, Professional and Technical Writing, and Secondary & Teaching in English)

Notes from the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures and to programs designed to facilitate your development as English majors. This handbook was prepared specifically for students majoring in English and will serve as a guide to the options in literature, secondary teaching, and professional and technical writing. As you matriculate through your chosen option in the department, remember that only the best is expected of you. The motto of The English sector is "Excellence Without Excuse." The faculty and staff in English applaud your decision to major in English and encourage you to pursue your studies enthusiastically. We invite inquiries concerning course work and other department-related endeavors, and we are eager to assist you as you matriculate through the program. Simultaneously, we expect and count on student responsibility. Successful completion of your program will require regular class attendance, timely completion of assignments, class participation, and fulfillment of all requirements as indicated in this handbook, the university catalog, and by your instructors and advisors.

Again, welcome to the English sector of the department.

Options in English

Students majoring in English may select one of three options: literature, professional and technical writing (creative writing, print journalism, or technical writing), or secondary teaching in English. Students in the literature option and the professional and technical writing option may prepare for a variety of careers such as writing, editing, advertising, business, law, and librarianship. Completion of the option in secondary teaching in English qualifies students for the State of Illinois Standard High School Certificate in English (6 - 12, Type 09). Certification requires successful completion of the State of Illinois certification examinations.

Literature Option

Professional And Technical Writing Option

Secondary Teaching in English Option

Minor Sequence in English

Recommended Pattern

Completion of eighteen credit hours in English to be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor, including ENG 4335 or 4336, and a minimum of six credit hours in American literature and six credit hours in English literature.

Completion of the minor prior to graduation.

Minor Sequence in Writing

Recommended Pattern

Completion of 18 credit hours in writing to be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor, including ENG 2100 and five other courses, one of which should be at the 4000 level.

Completion of the minor prior to graduation.

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General Education Information
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Faculty
Other Course Offerings
Foreign Languages & Literature

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Last updated: 08/31/12