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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.

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In the News

Dr. Christopher Hodgkins featured in the Spring 2020 edition of UNCG Research Magazine

Dr. Chris Hodgkins- Prophecy as Poetry

Posted on June 22, 2020

Department of English Alum, Beth Carlin, promoted to Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserves

https://www.greensboro.com/honoring-our-veterans/elizabeth-carlin-wears-a-different-uniform-outside-of-uncg

Posted on November 12, 2019

New York Times Article: In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

Economic View In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors EndureIn the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors […]

Posted on October 3, 2019

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Our Alumni

Dr. Jessica D. Ward

Dr. Jessica D. Ward is Assistant Professor of Early British Literature at Mercy College. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Texas and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work focuses on the intersections of medieval literature, theology, gender, and the law. Additional teaching and research interests include early modern drama, gender studies, moral philosophy, economic criticism, multilingualism, multiculturalism, composition studies, and digital humanities. Her scholarship has appeared in Studies in Philology. Current projects include a book-length study on how late fourteenth-century London writers define and engage with the vice of avarice in their works.

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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!