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Undergraduate

Considering an English Major? It May Be For You, If You Want To… teach English in high school be a journalist or editor be a poet or novelist be a lawyer teach English at a college or university have a strong liberal arts education

BAHonors | Accelerated BA to MATeaching Licensure

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Graduate

Welcome to graduate studies in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Our department offers a full range of graduate programs, including the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the Doctor of Philosophy.

MAPhD | MFAFunding

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Faculty

The Department of English boasts twenty-six Tenure-line Faculty, and six Academic Professional Faculty working in a wide range of research interests. For more information about various Faculty, please visit their individual profile pages, and peruse the Faculty Bookshelf.

Faculty Bookshelf

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Office Hours

The English Department Office will operate under normal hours beginning 08/17/2020.  To adhere to social distancing and University Covid-19 policies, virtual appoints are encouraged and face-to-face may be available with appointment.  Drop in-visits are not available. To arrange an appointment, please contact the person you need and schedule a time for your visit.  If you are unsure with whom you need to speak, send a general email outlining your question to English@uncg.edu  and we will forward your email to the appropriate person.   Face masks are required for all visitors and all offices have a maximum occupancy that cannot be exceeded. Please be patient as we adjust to this new reality. Keeping all students, staff, and faculty healthy is our primary goal.

Upcoming Events

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In the News

Louise Glück, Winner of The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, Has Ties to UNCG

Louise Glück: winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, former US Poet Laureate, author, and former UNCG visiting lecturer.   […]

Posted on October 29, 2020

Michael Parker Wins 2020 Thomas Wolfe Award!

Emeritus faculty Michael Parker was awarded the Thomas Wolfe Award. Read more at: https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/10/university-thomas-wolfe-award-feature-1008

Posted on October 21, 2020

Fall 2020 Graduate Award Winners

Every year, thanks to donations from generous alumni and supporters, the English department is able to recognize and celebrate the […]

Posted on October 20, 2020

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Our Alumni

John Zimmerman

John Zimmerman, featured speaker at the May 2013 English Department Recognition Ceremony, graduated with a BA in English Education from UNCG in 2005 and an MA in English Education from Appalachian State University.

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College Writing Program

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Serving most of the university’s students through three core classes, the College Writing Program at UNCG teaches writing through an awareness of rhetoric so that students can craft their arguments with a specific audience, situation, and purpose in mind.

Did You Know?

  • The English major features small classes of students working closely with highly accomplished faculty to develop analytical and writing skills. Students can expect to be challenged, stretched, trained, and informed (as well as amused, moved, amazed, maybe even transformed). The English major allows flexible plans of study appropriate for different career aspirations.
  • The English Department awarded over $65,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate majors for Academic Year 2019-20
  • Our Graduate students received: $507,000 in tuition remission, $777,000 in stipends, and $50,000 in Grants, Fellowships, and Minerva Scholarships. For a grand total of $1,334,000 in financial assistance!