Open the door to your future.
Enter our classrooms. Peer into Founders Hall, and see faculty and students discussing South Carolina native Nikki Finney’s poetry; designing travel brochures and producing training manuals; comparing depictions of bravery in children’s literature; penning a sonnet or a one-act play; creating writing assignments for middle and high school students; learning Middle English; using editorial cartoons to understand argument; critiquing the film noir; exploring women’s voices from Queen Elizabeth I to Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and more.
Enroll in our programs of study. Students majoring in English can choose among three programs: the Liberal Arts program, the Professional Writing program, and the Secondary English Teacher Certification program. Students majoring in other fields of study may elect to minor in English. Minors are offered in four areas: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Writing and Language. Collaterals in English, which require fewer credits than a minor, also are offered.
Embark on your career. Whether you are pursuing a major, minor, or collateral, you’ll gain marketable skills that will prepare you for entering today’s challenging labor market. Students majoring in English also are poised to enter graduate programs in English, Law, Professional Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, and other fields. Graduates of our Secondary English Teacher Certification program find positions in high schools throughout the region and beyond.
Ensure your academic success. Faculty in English serve the entire FMU community through courses such as Composition I (English 111), Composition II (English 112), and Writing for the Disciplines (English 200). These courses provide instruction in writing and critical reading in conjunction with the general education program. Students needing assistance during the writing process can receive free, one-to-one tutoring at the Writing Center.
Realize your creative, collaborative, and intellectual possibilities. The department facilitates numerous activities that bring English Studies to life. The Snow Island Review publishes creative works by students annually. Sigma Tau Delta, a scholastic honor society, promotes the wider appreciation of reading and writing. Events like the annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival are open to the public.