Welcome to the SIUE Department of English

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The English Department at SIUE offers, through its Undergraduate Program, the Bachelor of Arts in English as well as the Bachelor of Science in English Education in conjunction with the School of Education; minors are offered in creative writing and linguistics as well as an "open" minor in English itself.

The Department also offers, through its Graduate Program, a number of advanced-study options. We feature two Master's degree programs: (1) the Master of Arts in English, with specializations in American and English Literature, Creative Writing, Teaching of Writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); and (2) the Master of Science in Education. The Department also offers three Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs for people who are interested in some advanced study and an additional credential without having to commit to the full 2 years (or more) of a Master's program: currently we offer Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in American and English Literature, Teaching of English as a Second Language, and the Teaching of Writing.

Scholarship and research are essential to the instructional and intellectual vitality of any academic department, and the Department recognizes this by supporting two professional journals. These journals, edited by members of the English faculty, provide opportunities for English majors and others to gain first-hand experience in scholarly and literary editing. The Department also sponsors River Bluff Review, an annual of student poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. To encourage writers at the undergraduate and graduate level, the Department sponsors several contests which offer small monetary awards for winners as well as recognition at the spring Honors Day ceremony.

Department Chair: Sharon James McGee
Assistant Chair: Geoff Schmidt
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Valerie Vogrin
Director of Graduate Studies: Jessica DeSpain
Director of Expository Writing: Matthew S. S. Johnson

Contacting the Department:

Peck Hall 3206

Phone: (618) 650-2060


Snailmail: Box 1431 / SIUE / Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431

URL: http://www.siue.edu/ENGLISH/about.html
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