The Texas Tech Department of English encourages students to express themselves clearly, effectively, and correctly, as well as helps students’ reading and writing skills. The department further seeks to prepare students for future career in professions such as teaching, law, medicine, business, and for enriched, responsible, and productive personal lives. Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in English or a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Communication. Those majoring in English have the choice of concentrating on literature and language or creative writing. The Department of English also participates in interdisciplinary minor programs in Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, Dramatic Writing, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, and Religion Studies.
The Texas Tech Department of English serves undergraduate and graduate students through its courses in literature, literary criticism, linguistics, composition, rhetoric, creative and technical writing, and pedagogy. In its courses, the department further seeks to develop students’ reading and writing skills, to increase their understanding of their literary heritage, and to stimulate their imaginative and critical abilities. Te department offers a wide variety in classes each semester, including:
• Introduction to Technical Writing
• Introduction to Film Studies
• Introduction to Critical Writing
• Old and Middle English Literature
• Medieval and Renaissance Drama
• Restoration & 18th Century British Literature
• Modern and Contemporary Literature
• Creative Writing
• Women Writers
• Literature and Science
• Film Genres: Avant-Garde, Documentary, and Narrative
• Literature and War
• Students seeking a provisional certificate with English Language Arts as a teaching field may satisfy the requirement in English through the Bachelor of Arts degree.