Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Department of English and Digital Media

The Department of English and Digital Media provides all students with integrated experiences and instruction in the English language, literature, creative writing, communication studies, digital media, and foreign languages. It seeks to achieve four major objectives:

  1. to develop in all students' proficiency in the use of the English language and in analytical thinking, writing, and problem-solving skills;
  2. to assist all students in understanding and appreciating their literary heritage and that of other peoples;
  3. to prepare students for careers in the digital media and communication fields and
  4. to provide majors with a rich background in communication skills and to encourage their admission into professional programs such as law, public relations, government service, and education.

In addition to the department’s objectives for all its majors, the department welcomes students in other majors who wish to achieve the following:

  • an understanding of the role of communication in daily life with a focus on the importance of cultural diversity in communication;
  • a proficiency in the use of professional skills, techniques, methodologies, and supportive techniques in specific disciplines;
  • the acquisition of professional values and ethics;
  • a regimen of self-growth and professional development; and
  • the mastery of their creative writing skills.

The Department of English and Digital Media offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Digital Media Art. The  English and Digital Media Art degree programs are tangential areas of study which provide students with instruction, experience, and training for the purpose of self-development, enrichment, possible career alternatives, and graduate school.

The Department of English and Digital Media offers the following courses in the University Honors Program:

Freshman Composition Honors I and II (ENGL 102H/ENGL 103H or ENGL 104H/ENGL 105H, 3/3 semester hrs); World Literature Honors Seminar I and II (ENGL 203/ENGL 204, 3/3 semester hrs); Public Speaking (SPCH 314H, 3 semester hrs); and Junior-Senior Honors Project (ENGL 480, 3 semester hrs).*

All majors must participate in a senior exit interview, research capstone public presentation, and senior exit exam, prior to graduation. All students are expected to proceed through the required sequence of courses achieving a grade of "C" or better.

All students are expected to proceed through the required sequence of courses achieving a grade of "C" or better.