The Department of English strives to contribute to the liberal arts education of all students. Through its English composition courses, the department seeks to ensure that all students develop effective written communication skills. Courses in literature introduce students to different genres, stylistic periods, and methods of interpretation of literature. The Bachelor of Arts degree program is offered by the department in English Language and Literature. The department also features a minor in English and a dynamic Professional Writing Certificate Program.
These programs prepare students to succeed in an increasingly information-based economy. The liberal arts education provided by the department prepares students for a variety of career options in fields such as education, publishing, finance, politics, law, and the performing arts. Students in our department are prepared for any field which requires effective communication skill.
The Department of English is the home of Glint, the literary journal of Fayetteville State University. The department also has strong connections to the Honors Program, which offers advanced courses and an annual Study Abroad program. Other departmental resources include a Writing Center as part of the University College, a Computer Composition Laboratory, the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library, and several student organizations.
Drawing on our heritage as an HBCU, projecting into the future needs of our students, and in the spirit of collegiality, the Department of English offers curricula in writing, literature, and language, to enable students to respond in a professional, globally aware, and evidence-based manner to past and present cultures and texts, to equip students with 21st-Century research and analytic skills, and to prepare students for a diverse and competitive workforce.