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Collection Development Guide: English: Program Purpose & Description

This guide provides collection development information and resources to English department faculty and faculty representatives.



Faculty in the Department of English teach, conduct research in, and advance the discipline of English Studies, including rhetoric and composition, creative writing, technical communication, film and media studies, literature and language. They prepare undergraduate and graduate students to pursue further education and/or careers; to think, write, and speak clearly; to produce authoritative scholarship and inspiring creative work; to read with pleasure, skill, and understanding; and to appreciate the power and subtlety of discourse in various media.


Our undergraduate majors are English (literature), English with Secondary Teacher Certification, and English with emphases in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. The department’s five minors include English (literature), Writing, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Media Studies, and Southwestern Studies.

Graduate programs are available in Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Communication, and Rhetoric and Composition.