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Department of English

The Department of English at the University of North Florida offers courses in Composition & Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Digital Humanities, Film, Literature, Professional Writing, and Theater.

The department offers two Bachelor of Arts programs: the B.A. in English and the B.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing.

The English Graduate Program offers the M.A. in English and M.A. concentrations in Creative Writing and Composition and Rhetoric.

 The department offers minors in Creative Writing, Film, Literature, and Professional & Public Writing.

Additionally, our courses are part of a range of interdisciplinary degree programs and minors, including the Africana Studies major, African-American/African Diaspora Studies minor, English Education major, Interdisciplinary Studies Film major, Digital Humanities minor, and Gender Studies minor.

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.