Texas Tech University

BA in English

The Department of English aims to develop the reading and writing skills of students, increase their understanding of contemporary discourse and literary heritage, and strengthen their creative and analytical abilities through excellence in research, teaching and service. Our faculty embraces the interpretation and production of texts as well as the opportunities and challenges brought to the humanities by innovative study and teaching at the intersections of literature, linguistics, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and technical communication.

Students will be prepared to think critically about literature, language, culture, and technology as well as learn to engage in various sophisticated, nuanced, rhetorically-effective, and ethical oral and written forms of expression.

In the Department of English, we value:

  • Academic freedom
  • Respect for students, staff, and faculty, and community
  • Diversity in our student population, faculty, staff, and teaching materials
  • Appreciation for and understanding of literary history and recent revisions thereof
  • Open exchanges of ideas, with an understanding of how class, race, gender, and other factors may affect that exchange.

Read More about the Mission, Vision and Philosophy of the English Department

Campus Involvement

The Department of English cooperates in interdepartmental programs in linguistics and comparative literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department also sponsors both the local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the national English honorary society) and a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication and supports the publication of six journals: 32 Poems, Conradiana,The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Technical Communication Quarterly, and William Carlos Williams Review.


Eleanor Mode
English Undergraduate Advisor
T 806.834.5894

English Undergrad Advising Website

Mailing Address
211C English, Philosophy Building
Box 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091