English


Overview & Academics

The ENGLISH program focuses on the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples. English majors study the English language, including its history, structure, and related communications skills. Majors develop a heightened appreciation of literature and the methods of discerning meaning in a variety of literary genres.

The JOURNALISM program provides an introduction to reporting, writing, and editing work for publication or broadcast. The minor’s connection the college’s student newspaper offers students opportunities to contribute to the publication.

The Writing Minor offers study of the theories of and practice in various writing contexts. By learning to shift between these multiple contexts, the student practices the skills in the craft of writing and is prepared for a wide range of professional writing to meet the shortage of good writers in many fields such as the arts, business, government, education, science, technology and publishing.

Dr. Bill Grattan
Associate Professor of English
Journalism Minor Coordinator
Faculty Advisor for The Decree
University of Missouri
wjgrattan@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5336

Dr. Michael Brantley
Visiting Instructor of English
Queens University of Charlotte
mbrantley@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5144

Mr. Kyle Smith
Visiting Instructor of English
East Carolina University
ksmith@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5337

Dr. Keely Mohon-Doyle
Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Writing Center
Miami University
kdoyle@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5237

Dr. Steve Ferebee
Professor of English
English Program and Writing Minor Coordinator
Division Chair of Humanities
University of New Mexico
sferebee@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5191

Dr. Jim Bowers
Associate Professor of English
Florida State University
jbowers@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5264

Dr. Lee Templeton
Associate Professor of English
UNC Greensboro
ltempleton@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5142

Dr. Julie Perino
Assistant Professor of English
Director of the Writing Program
University of Kansas
jperino@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5254

Major Requirements
English majors must complete the following requirements: Two of the three sequenced survey courses (ENG 201/202; ENG 203/204; ENG 205/206) or ENG 215 and two courses from one sequence plus one course from a second sequence (12 semester hours); Two courses from ENG 312, 313, 314, 423; One course from ENG 422, 424, 426; One course from ENG 311, 425; One course from ENG 302, 305; One course from ENG 307, 400, 409; and ENG 427. (33 semester hours)

Minor Requirements
ENGLISH: Two courses from ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 215; One additional course from ENG 115, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 215; Once course from ENG 302 or 305; Two courses from 300-400 level English courses (not including ENG 304) (18 semester hours).
JOURNALISM: ENG 210, 211, 302, 310, and six semester hours of 300-400 level English courses (18 semester hours).
WRITING: ENG 302, 370, 415, 490; One course from ENG 373 or 472; One course from ENG 210, 304, or 305 (18 semester hours).

Career opportunities for English majors/JOURNALISM minors:

  • English majors can work as editors, writers, or copywriters
  • English majors can work in business and industry as technical writers
  • English is a reading and writing intensive major, making it excellent preparation for law school
  • Teaching grammar and literature, including teaching English as a Second Language abroad.
  • Working for journalism, mass media, advertising, or public relations firms to communicate messages and information to the public for news or business purposes

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits 
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits 
Ethics Requirement 3
ENG Literature Course 3
ENG Literature Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
ENG Literature Course 3
ENG 422, 424, or 426 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
ENG 312, 313, 314, or 423 3
ENG 302 or 305 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
ENG 427 3
ENG 312, 313, 314, or 423 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
International Studies Requirement 3
ENG 311 or 425 3
ENG 307, 400, or 409 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15