The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses designed to improve students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in a variety of intellectual and professional contexts and enhance their ability to analyze literature and culture. The Department is home to undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors, including education, law, professional/technical writing, web design, journalism, and publishing, as well as any field that requires well-developed writing and communication skills. Degrees earned in the Department of English open doors to exciting and productive careers and allow students to engage in conversations with the recent and distant past.
The English program at UHD offers undergraduate majors in either
Professional Writing. English degree students have the opportunity to select one of three program concentrations: English Education, Creative Writing or Film Studies.
The department offers two master’s degree programs:
Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC)
Master of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC)
Dr. Sandra Dahlberg's most recent work, “Do Not Forget Me: Richard Frethorne, Indentured Servitude, and the English Poor Law of 1601,” was published in the Journal of Early American Literature. It was during this project that Dahlberg stumbled upon the centerpiece of her current and most important research. After transcribing the piece, Dahlberg realized that this document would be integral in clarifying the timeline of what went on in the Carolinas in the late 1600s and early 1700s. It was written in 1698—two years before the known benchmark document we use for understanding the Carolinas.
Read more about Dr. Dahlberg.
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English Grad, Elizabeth Santos, elected to HISD Board of Education