About the Department

The Department of English at the University of North Florida offers courses in American, British, and world literature, creative writing, and professional writing. The department offers the B.A. in English with the option of a track in drama. The department also offers the M.A. in English, which includes the option of a certificate program in rhetoric and composition. The department offers seven minors: American Literature, British Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Literature, and Writing Studies. In addition, the department is responsible for supervising students who elect to major in Liberal Studies, soon to be Interdisciplinary Studies, and to minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Mission Statement

The Department's mission is grounded in the conviction that a knowledge of literature and language and a mastery of interpretive skills are absolutely integral to a liberal education. Based on that conviction, and consonant with the goals and mission of the University of North Florida and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English strives to offer instruction of the highest quality in all areas of the curriculum within its purview. The Department's goal is to make a significant and indeed life-long contribution to the intellectual growth of each of its students. Further, the Department offers students the opportunity to acquire specific professional skills and to become generally proficient in the use and analysis of language. Such training is solid preparation for virtually any profession that involves communication.