About the English Department

About the English Department


Dr. David Hanson

Department Head

Dr. David Hanson

 

English Staff

 

Administrative Assistant III

Jeanne Silk

 


 

Mission of the English Department

 

Department of English Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University is to foster the ability to read and write critically and imaginatively and to instill an appreciation of the power of language to shape thought and represent the world. The Department strives to provide effective instruction in 1) writing skills fundamental to collegiate studies, the working world, and contemporary culture; 2) the study of complex texts as skilled readers; 3) analysis and critical thinking; and 4) world literary traditions. To these ends, the Department offers courses in literary studies, film and performance studies, basic composition, creative writing, professional writing and publishing studies, pedagogy, and linguistics. The offerings and instruction prepare students for graduate study and develop practical skills for professions, including education, law, professional writing, and the arts. To round out its commitment to education that is both engaged with the world and personally rewarding, the Department sponsors cultural events, works closely with area schools, and serves local communities with outreach programs.

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Mission Statement

The Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University prepares students for lives of public citizenship by fostering a cultivated sensibility and critical awareness of the discourses that shape our professional, civic, and cultural worlds. Students who pursue the English B.A. degree develop the knowledge and skills that enable them to succeed in the areas of creative, academic, or professional writing. The program, therefore, emphasizes knowledge of major literary works representing diverse historical cultural contexts, as well as skills in reading, analyzing, and interpreting texts from a variety of theoretical viewpoints. Students who complete the degree program possess applied knowledge that prepares them for careers in teaching, law, professional writing, publishing, and the arts, as well as for graduate study.

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Education Mission Statement

The Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University prepares students for lives of public citizenship by fostering a cultivated sensibility and critical awareness of the discourses that shape our professional, civic, and cultural worlds. The mission of the English Education program is to prepare teacher candidates to be both students of the discipline of English and effective educators. Students gain proficiency in key content knowledge areas, including literary history, theory, and analysis, composition, and language. Students also receive training in general methods for teaching as well as discipline-specific methods for teaching English content. Students who complete the degree program will be certified to teach English/Language Arts in secondary schools (grades 6 through 12).

 

Master of Arts in English Mission Statement

The Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University prepares students for lives of public citizenship by fostering a cultivated sensibility and critical awareness of the discourses that shape our professional, civic, and cultural worlds. The Master of Arts in English, therefore, provides advanced study in critical and scholarly approaches to literature and writing, offering intensive study in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Language and Literacy, and Professional Writing. The MA program prepares students: 1) to write within and about their professional discipline; 2) to demonstrate knowledge of literary history and criticism; 3) to analyze and interpret complex literary works; 4) to understand the research and theoretical methods within the discipline; 5) and to apply disciplinary knowledge outside the classroom. Students successfully completing the M.A. pursue careers in teaching, writing and publishing, and often go on to advanced graduate study in English, Law, or other related fields.

 

 



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