English Department

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Dean Abbey Zink and Dr. Brian Blackburne at the grand opening of the Iris Suite

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Prof. Nick Lantz reads from his poetry

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Students participate in a creative-writing workshop

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Dr. Brandon Strubberg and President Hoyt working with students in Iris

Welcome to the English Department

English forms the cornerstone of the humanities. In a variety of courses in literature, writing, and the English language, SHSU English students find a source of personal enrichment, and they develop verbal, analytical, and cultural skills readily adaptable to a variety of careers. English students learn to write with grace and precision, to read and analyze texts with accuracy, to conduct research and organize a welter of materials, to speak and listen well-in short, to sharpen their critical thinking and critical inquiry skills. These skills are highly valued by prospective employers. When our graduates leave SHSU with a degree in English, they are prepared for career opportunities or advanced study in technical and professional communication, teaching, journalism, government service, editing, law, and business.

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