Learn More About the English Department

If you want to study with the East Carolina Department of English, you have the support of more than 60 full-time faculty. We are a vibrant and energetic collection of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. If you want to study here, we offer three degrees: a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English with concentrations in eight different areas, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. We offer undergraduate minors in English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, and Linguistics. You can also earn an undergraduate certificate in business and technical communication or teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and post-baccalaureate certificates in professional communication, multicultural and transnational literatures, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), and teaching English in two-year colleges.

The diversity of this department is one of its strengths: you can take coursework in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literatures, linguistics, theory and criticism, folklore, children's literature, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and film studies. You will also be in contact with faculty who are pedagogical scholars--that is, they study teaching. You can contact us to learn more about teaching in the Department of English and our faculty resources.

The Department of English works closely with the University Writing Program. For more information on the UWP, please visit its pages on the Composition/Writing Foundations Program, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and the University Writing Center.

Contact the Department

Department of English, Bate 2201, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone 252.328.6041
Fax 252-328-4889
english@ecu.edu