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Engage with the world, realize your goals, and create a future for yourself.

The Emory & Henry English Department invites you to become part of our community of readers and writers, preparing to enter the professional world as teachers, publishers, librarians, lawyers, technical writers, authors, technical writers, and entrepreneurs. 

Our community extends well beyond the classroom, into student organizations such as Frostiana Poetry Society and Ampersand, college’s literary magazine. We also come together for several events throughout the year. Special events include our fall Literary Festival celebrating a writer with roots in Appalachia, our mid-winter Burns Night dinner, and the spring Leidig Poetry Lectureship.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts, Education- Interdisciplinary English, Elementary PK-3, Elementary and Middle School PK-6,6-8

    To provide an introduction to courses in English language and literature as a foundation for a career in teaching and to enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach grades PK-3, PK-6, 6-8 (depending on choices in professional studies). Note: Students pursuing licensure to teach with a major in Interdisciplinary English must notify the Neff Center immediately and are advised by a member of the Neff Center for Teacher Education in consultation with the Chair of the English Department.

  • Bachelor of Arts, English- Literature and Creative Writing

    To provide depth and breadth in the study of literature; to develop skills in writing creatively; and to prepare students for advanced study in creative writing or for related careers.

  • Bachelor of Arts, English -Literature

    To provide depth and breadth in the study of literature as a foundation for advanced study or for career objectives in literature, teaching, information services, mass communication, theatre, publishing, law, business, theology, and other fields.

  • Minor, English- Literature

    A student may minor in English by completing 200; 250, 251, or 252; 255 or 256; and three 300-level electives chosen in consultation with the department chair.

  • Bachelor of Art, English- Pre-Professional English 1: Publishing

    To prepare students for employment or graduate study in Publishing (specifically Administration, Editorial, Managing Editorial, Marketing, and Production), by combining an in-depth knowledge of English literature, advanced writing and proofreading skills, and the knowledge of related business and computer technology that are required to enter the field.

  • Bachelor of Art, English- Pre-Professional English 2: Library and Information Technology

    To prepare students for employment or graduate study in Library and Information Technology, by combining an in-depth knowledge of English literature, advanced research and instructional skills, critical thinking, and computer-based skills that are required to enter the field.

  • Bachelor of Arts, English- Teacher Preparation (6-12)

    To provide depth and breadth in literary studies as a foundation for a career in teaching and to enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach English grades 6-12. Note: Students pursuing licensure to teach must notify the Neff Center immediately and must be assigned a second advisor in the Neff Center for Teacher Education.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Border Voices: Cross-Border Identity in North-West Ulster</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><img width="611" height="402" alt="Jackson Feezell presents his research a the Ampersand Day showcase. " src="/live/image/gid/44/width/611/height/402/crop/1/src_region/422,230,2918,1873/612_Ampersand-Day-2017-D-IMG32.rev.1505854799.JPG" class="lw_image lw_image612 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/44/width/611/height/402/crop/1/src_region/422,230,2918,1873/612_Ampersand-Day-2017-D-IMG32.rev.1505854799.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/44/width/611/height/402/crop/1/src_region/422,230,2918,1873/612_Ampersand-Day-2017-D-IMG32.rev.1505854799.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/>Jackson Feezell, ’17 showcased his work at the Ampersand Day Showcase. When you think of Ireland, perhaps you think of shamrocks, leprechauns, and Guinness. What you may not know is that the island of Ireland contains two separate countries: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Until 1998, Northern Ireland was a war zone, as Catholics and Protestants fought each other for control of the North. Now that the violence has ended, Feezell presented his research and asked how individuals view the limits of their communities. </p></div>