May 11, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of English and Language Arts


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Interim Chairperson: Associate Professor J.A. White

 Coordinators of Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Julie Cary Conger

 Coordinator of the Major and Advising: Associate Professor L. Adam Mekler

 Coordinators of Freshman Studies: Professor Milford Jeremiah and Associate Professor L. Adam Mekler

 Coordinator of Creative Writing: Assistant Professor A. J. Verdelle

 Director of Digital Media Center: Associate Professor Keith Mehlinger

 Director of the Writing Center: Associate Professor Tristan Abbott

 Coordinator of Professional and Technical Writing: Anita Pandey

Coordinator of Technical and Business Writing:  Professor Anita Pandey

 Professors: Milford Jeremiah,  Adele Newson-Horst, Anita Pandey

 Associate Professors: Tristan Abbott, M.K. Asante, Jr., Julie Cary Conger, Keith Mehlinger, L. Adam Mekler, Joy Myree-Mainor, J.A. White, David Warfield

 Assistant Professors:  Inte’a DeShields, Mary Henderson, Karl Henzy, Denise Jarrett

 Lecturers:  Leiza Brown, Kimberly Collins, Betty Davis, Johnie Fields, Abigail Higgs, Larry Johnson, Linda Marie Johnson, Jonathan Luftig, Melanie marotta, Robert Matunda, Abdoulaye Mbaye, Paul Mukundi, Perts Nwafor, Nicole Watford, Titilayo Akanke, Abosede Akinbiola, Tyrone Stanley, Dale Beran, David Roberts, Kobina Yankah, Jasmine Leigh

Staff:  Mrs. Ella Stevens, Ms. Crystal Brown-Helem

The Departmental Major

At the undergraduate level, the Department of English and Language Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Students may follow tracks in Creative Writing or Literature and Language. Students interested in pursuing a career in elementary or secondary school teaching may follow the Language and Literature track, supplementing their studies with appropriate courses in the School of Education and Urban Studies.  Future lawyers are encouraged to follow the Literature and Language track and pursue the minor in Legal Studies.

Students may also pursue a major in Screenwriting and Animation, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree; contact the department’s head of Screenwriting and Animation, Prof. Keith Mehlinger, for further details.

Freshman English

Freshman English Requirement: The Freshman English Program consists of two consecutive semesters of study of composition and research: ENGL 101 -ENGL 102   or ENGL 111 -ENGL 112 . In order to pass courses in the Freshman English Program, students must earn grades of “C” or higher.

The Reading Program

The Department of English and Language Arts offers a course in Developmental Reading. The course ALCR 101   is required of students enrolled in the Pre-College Studies Program and students who test low on the university’s placement test in reading. 

The Major in Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN)

Coordinator of SWAN: Keith Mehlinger

Associate Professor: M.K. Asante Jr.

Assistant Professor: David W. Warfield

 Adjunct Faculty: Dale Beran, Willie Moore, Brittany Parker, David Roberts, Kobina Yankah,

 Affiliate Professor:  MBARE NGOM (Dept. of World Languages and International Studies)

 

 

  

Programs

    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of ArtsMinor

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