Department of English and Theatre

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Download Spring 2015 course descriptions for English and Theatre courses (excluding First Year English).

Download Guide to First Year English and Spring 2015 course descriptions for First Year English (ENGL 101, 101L, and 102).

Download Call for Papers for Sigma Tau Delta Close Reading Conference.

Congrats to Alyse Bingham and Scott DeRouen, winners of the 2014 Sheila J. Tombe Award for Outstanding English Major!

George Pate's play, Indifferent Blue, winner of the 2008 Tennessee Williams One-Act Comedy Playwriting Award has just been published by Next Stage Press.

Lauren Hoffer's "Employment Relations and the Failure of Sympathy in Hardy's Desperate Remedies and The Mayor of Casterbridge," has appeared in The Victorians Institute Journal 43 (2013).

Robert Kilgore's essay, "The Politics of King David in Early Modern English Verse," appeared in Studies in Philology 111.3 (Summer 2014) and his essay, "From 'Employment' (I) to 'Grace': George Herbert’s Restructuring of Work” has been published in George Herbert Journal.

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The Bachelor of Arts in English

The Power of English. At USCB, the B.A. in English is the traditional study of language and ideas through literature as well as the preparation for writing in creative, academic, and professional contexts. We offer a B.A. in English with a traditional literary focus as well as a B.A. in English with a Writing Concentration. Students from outside the major are invited to add a minor in English or Writing to their degrees.

Graduates of the English program know how to write persuasively and assess the claims made by others. They excel wherever people value cultural literacy and superior language skills. Because these skills are foundational to many pursuits and are always in demand, the English major is a particularly versatile degree in today’s job market. The English major prepares students not only for careers in writing, editing, and teaching, but also for graduate study or employment in a multitude of other fields, such as law, business, journalism, publishing, religion, library science, and medicine.

You are invited to see for yourself. Come join us.

Contact Us

Department ChairProf. Robert Kilgore,, 257 Library (Hilton Head Gateway) 843-208-8210.

Administrative Assistant, Kelley Ard,, 254 Library (Hilton Head Gateway) 843-208-8271.

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