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English Program

Why Choose A&M-Texarkana

Why study English? Everything you do, you do in language: you seduce, you negotiate, you network, you enlighten, you argue, you sue for peace, you counsel. When you study literature and rhetoric, you learn to understand and represent many different people’s perspectives. These skills transfer to management, law, education, and counseling very well. You become a better writer and thinker. Good writing is good thinking. Good thinking is powerful.

English Studies enjoys a long history rooted in classical literature, rhetoric, and grammar, but today’s English major also examines contemporary poetry and prose as well as exciting conversation about the continued power and complexity of the written (or spoken, or sung, or symbolic) word. Our dynamic faculty bring additional expertise in composition, creative writing, gender and sexuality, music, rhetoric, television, and theatre, so our students hone their skills as crafty and critical readers, writers, designers, thinkers, and speakers across multiple media.

All English majors can amplify their expertise by pursuing a minor in areas like drama; history; humanities; interdisciplinary studies; or women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. For students who desire greater engagement with the global humanities, the B.A. offers opportunities to develop proficiency in a foreign language.

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Career Opportunities

  • Professor
  • Publishing Operations
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Public Relations/Speech Writer
  • Blogger, Freelance Writer
  • Social Media/Content Writer
  • Attorney/paralegal
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Librarian/Digital Projects Manager

Program Highlights

English Studies enjoys a long history rooted in classical literature, rhetoric, and grammar, but today’s English major also examines contemporary poetry and prose as well as exciting conversation about the continued power and complexity of the written (or spoken, or sung, or symbolic) word. Our dynamic faculty bring additional expertise in composition, creative writing, gender and sexuality, music, rhetoric, television, and theatre, so our students hone their skills as crafty and critical readers, writers, designers, thinkers, and speakers across multiple media.

For students who desire greater engagement with the global humanities, the B.A. offers opportunities to develop proficiency in a foreign language and amplify their expertise by pursuing a minor in areas like drama; history; humanities; interdisciplinary studies; or women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

ACME offers students opportunities to conduct research, engage with community or industry partners, and present or publish their work. We are especially proud to highlight Aquila Review (our literary journal), Eagle Eye (our digital newspaper), the East Texas Writing Project, the Red River Innovation Lab for the Humanities, and our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (The International English Honor Society.)


See Yourself Succeed

Work with accomplished, dedicated faculty.

  • Our faculty are award-winning scholars and educators, including published book authors, creative writers, community leaders, and acclaimed student mentors.

Generate community connections.

  • Learn from leaders in our local magazines and community publications, cultural centers, and school districts. Connect with others through initiatives like East Texas Writing Project.

Build your legacy of excellence.

  • Attend conferences or workshops, pursue publication in our literary magazine, Aquila Review, and join our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (The International English Honor Society).

Achieve what’s next.

  • Whether your next stop is an office or graduate school, the media room or the library, we’ll connect you to the experiences that will help you get there, including the Red River Innovation Lab for the Humanities.

Featured Courses

ENG 445 - Advanced World Literature

This advanced course in World Literature aims to introduce students to a selection of classic and/or modern literary works outside of the United States and Britain. One of the goals of the course is to analyze and discuss these works of literature within their soci-historical context with an emphasis upon a different theme or literary movement presented in each offering of the course. While this varying theme or movement will demarcate the frame of the course, the theme of encounters (textual and cultural) remains consistent and the importance of factors such as race, class, gender, religion, language, translation, and so on will be taken into consideration. The students' critical engagement with the assigned works of literature will be further enhanced by the historical and literary background provided by lectures and secondary sources. No prior knowledge of or familiarity with other languages is required as all reading materials are provided in English translation.

ENG 491 - Capstone in English Studies

This course constitutes a practicum in which students review English studies with emphasis on critical approaches to literature, literary terminology, and the characteristics and major writers of literary periods. Students write capstone papers that reflect their understanding of the components of literary study. Prerequisite: To be taken during the final semester of the bachelor's degree program in English.

ENG 345. Advanced Composition for Educators

This course provides future educators opportunities to grow as writers, personally and professionally, through interaction with the conventions of writing, literature, and writing across the curriculum, all within a writing community focused on education of self and others.

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