Telephone: (302) 831-2361
Faculty Listing: http://www.english.udel.edu/people/Pages/core-faculty.aspx
The English Department has a very flexible and varied undergraduate program. Students choose one course from three possible areas of study (a total of nine credits): Literary History, Textual Analysis and Production, and Cultural Diversity. The next eight courses (24 credits) are all chosen in consultation with an individual mentor/advisor from the wide range of courses the Department offers. Finally, each student completes a capstone experience in the senior year. The options for the capstone include an internship, a portfolio, a symposium, an independent (three credits) study or thesis, and student teaching (for English Education majors).
A grade of C- is required in all major courses. No more than 51 credits with the ENGL prefix (including cross-listed courses) may be counted toward the total required for the degree. ENGL 110 is not counted in that 51-credit maximum.
To be eligible to student teach in the English Education program, students must maintain a minimum overall grade point index of 2.75 and 3.0 in the major. The major in English education prepares students to teach English in the secondary schools (grades 7-12). Graduates of this program receive the BA in English and are eligible for teacher certification.
The English Department offers courses in a wide range of topics including
- literature, literary history, literary theory
- print and popular culture
- material culture and environmental humanities
- creative writing
- grammar and rhetoric
- journalism and new media
- professional and technical writing/editing
- drama and film
- ethnic and cultural studies
- English education
The Department offers two minors-one in English (18 credits) and one in Writing (15 credits). A wide range of courses can be taken to satisfy either minor. The aim of the Minor in Writing is to help students become flexible and effective writers in a wide range of media and genres. The Department participates in a number of interdisciplinary minors including journalism, interactive media, material culture, and environmental humanities. A 4+ 1 program in teaching English as a second language allows students to do graduate work as part of their undergraduate program and earn a master’s degree in TESL in five years.
The Department maintains an advisement center for its majors. Each student works with a faculty mentor to develop a specialized program of study. Special advisors also work with students seeking an internship or graduate studies in areas such as law, English studies, business, and professional programs. The Department sponsors many readings and lectures throughout the academic year; publishes Caesura, a literary magazine; and has an active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society.