Professors: Thomas J. Napierkowski, C. Kenneth Pellow, Joan Ray, and Susan Taylor; Professor Emeritus: Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky; Associate Professors: Debra Dew (Director of Writing Program), Lesley Ginsberg, and Rebecca Laroche (Chair); Assistant Professors: K. Alex Ilyasova (Director of Professional/Technical Writing), Katherine Mack, Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega, and Daniel Worden; Senior Instructors: Kathleen Johnson, Cecile Malek, Quentin Martin, and William Myers; Instructors: Carson Bennett, Cheryl Birkelo, Rachelle Crowder, Jamie Filpi, Tony Friedhoff, Juliana Frost, Stephanie Gordon, Keri Hemenway, Crystal Baye Herald, Christine Hubbell, Justin Jory, June Loterbauer, Julie Mullebrouck, Mia Nussbaum, Rebecca Posusta, Rashna Singh, Meghan Tifft, Sarah Treschl, Andrea Wenker, and Julie Wheeler.
Programs of Study
English Department Academic Policies
Levels of Courses
Ordinarily, 100 level courses are taken prior to 200 level courses, and so on. Unless otherwise indicated, courses have general prerequisites as follows: for 200 level courses, 24 prior college credits; for 300 level courses, 30 college credits; for 400 level courses, 45 college credits.
Prerequisite for All English Courses
Students must fulfill the ENGL 131 requirement prior to taking any other English course beyond 131. For English majors, ENGL 190 is a prerequisite for all other literature courses offered through the Department of English. For non-majors, ENGL 150 is a prerequisite for all other literature courses.
Graduate Course Offerings
In general, courses numbered 400 may also be taken for graduate credit as a 500 numbered course. See instructor for details. Courses numbered 500 and 600 are for graduate students only.
Honors at Graduation
To graduate with departmental honors in English, a student must compile a 3.75 grade point average in the major; compile a 3.5 grade point average overall; and receive a grade of “Outstanding” on the senior comprehensive exam. If a student has met two of the three criteria and desires to apply for honors, he or she may appeal to the English faculty by submitting to the English department chair a writing portfolio of 20 pages of writing from upper division literature courses, as well as from ENGL 483, taken at this campus for the faculty to review.