Main Departmental Office
Auditorium Building, Room 112
1155 Union Circle #311307
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.engl.unt.edu
Undergraduate Advising Office
Auditorium Building, Room 114
David Holdeman, Chair
The Department of English provides students with opportunities to develop skills in written and oral communication; to gain knowledge of American and British literature, world literature, and major literary types; and to gain experience in creative writing. All courses are open to non-majors except ENGL 2500 and ENGL 4700 .
The study of English language and literature not only prepares students for teaching on all levels from elementary school to college but also equips them to assume positions of responsibility in business, industry and government as managers and supervisors, personnel specialists, consultants, analysts, editors, and other important leadership roles. English is widely recognized as a foundation discipline for many professions, such as law, journalism, theology, psychology and international diplomacy.
To be an English major or minor is to experience the great literature and thought of our culture and to be prepared to enter the professional world with personal enrichment and insights into the workings of human nature.
Programs of Study
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
Concentrations under the English major are available at the undergraduate level in literature, composition, creative writing and English language arts.
The department offers a minor in English and a series of courses designed to prepare students to sit for the certification examinations in English language arts and reading .
Endorsement in English as a Second Language
See the certification advisor in the College of Education for details.
The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:
- Master of Arts, and
- Doctor of Philosophy, both with a major in English.
- Master of Arts with a major in creative writing.
For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.