Department of English and Philosophy
The Department of English and Philosophy is one of five units comprising the College of Arts and Humanities. Foreign Languages, History, Mass Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts are the other four. Program offerings include a Bachelor of Arts in English, a minor in English, and graduate courses leading to a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English. The Department also fosters a diverse learning environment by offering courses in philosophy and providing student support services through its Developmental English classes and Communication Skills Laboratory.
Committed to the concept of a liberal education, the Department supports every four-year undergraduate program throughout the University by offering a broad spectrum of courses in English and Philosophy to fulfill general education and liberal arts requirements. The diverse curriculum also supports University efforts to meet the accreditation standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), teacher certification standards for secondary education in English as prescribed by the National Certification for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) board, and requirements of other accrediting agencies for degree programs in other disciplines