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In addition to teaching courses on British literature, he mentors undergraduate research projects and serves as the department’s graduate school liaison. In his spare time, he enjoys watching classic films, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two young children. 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Director of the Honors Scholar Program, Assistant Professor of English and Theatre
Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing Program

Mission & Core Values

Three primary educational goals underlie the English major. Graduates will be able to demonstrate their grasp of:

  1. Critical practices, or the ability to carefully read, analyze, interpret and write about texts from a wide range of genres, historical eras, theoretical paradigms and cultural contexts;
  2. Disciplinary knowledge, conceived as the intellectual richness, evolution and diversity of literatures in English from different periods, technologies and geographical areas;
  3. Writing skills, or the ability to write with clarity, grace, economy of expression and persuasiveness.
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Course Requirements 2020/2021
Bachelor of Arts in English
Minor in English Literature
Bachelor of Arts in English
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 37
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 41
Total 128
Minor in English Literature
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 20
Total 20
Requirements for B.A. in English
Requirements for Minor in English Literature
Requirements for B.A. in English
Course Course Title Credits
ENG 4998 Senior Portfolio 1
A. Required Writing and Literature Courses. Select two of the following
ENG 2122 Introduction to Creative Writing 4
ENG 2125 Introduction to Public and Professional Writing 4
ENG 2720 British Literature I 4
ENG 2730 British Literature II 4
ENG 2820 American Literature I 4
ENG 2830 American Literature II 4
B. Required 2000-Level Course. Take any additional 2000-level course in English listed below:
ENG 2130 Professional Writing in the Medical Humanities 4
ENG 2135 Technical Writing 4
ENG 2140 Digital Writing for Social Action 4
ENG 2150 Writing About Science 4
ENG 2881 Special Topics Variable Credit
C. Required Upper-Level Courses. Take any six additional courses at the 3000-level or above. At least two courses must be at the 4000-level.
ENG 3100 Writing Center Theory 1-2
ENG 3110 Studies in Writing, Language, and Literacy 4
ENG 3111 Writing Fiction 4
ENG 3112 Writing Poetry 4
ENG 3113 Writing Creative Non-fiction 4
ENG 3114 Topics in Rhetoric and Literacy 4
ENG 3115 Style 4
ENG 3120 Proposal Writing 4
ENG 3130 The Publishing Toolkit 4
ENG 3150 Writing Analytics in the Data Revolution 4
ENG/WGS/GBS 3298 Women Writing Worldwide 4
ENG/GBS 3299 Other Americas 4
ENG 3300 Medieval Literature 4
ENG 3310 Early British Authors 4
ENG 3320 Eighteenth-Century British Literature 1660-1837 4
ENG 3330 Nineteenth-Century British Authors 4
ENG 3350 Contemporary British Authors 4
ENG 3400 Early American Authors 4
ENG 3450 Modern and Contemporary American Authors 4
ENG 3510 Popular Genres 4
ENG 3910 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 4
ENG 3920 World Literatures 4
ENG/GBS 3930 Global Anglophone Literatures 4
ENG 4110 Digital Storytelling 4
ENG 4111 Advanced Techniques in Fiction 4
ENG 4112 Advanced Techniques in Poetry 4
ENG 4113 Advanced Techniques in Creative Non-fiction 4
ENG 4114 Advanced Study in Rhetoric and Literacy 4
ENG 4120 Research in Writing Studies 4
ENG 4140 Community Writing 4
ENG/WGS 4150 Rhetoric, Identity, and Culture 4
ENG 4305 English Traditions 4
ENG 4320 Shakespeare 4
ENG 4400 Modern and Contemporary Authors 4
ENG 4444 Independent Study 4
ENG 4500 Critical Theory 4
ENG 4510 Genre Theory 4
ENG 4998 Senior Portfolio 1
At least one of the courses used to meet the requirements in Sections B or C must include one of the following courses or a designated service-learning course.
ENG 3910 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 4
ENG 3920 World Literatures 4
ENG 3930 Global Anglophone Literatures 4
ENG 2140 Digital Writing for Social Action 4
ENG 2230 Literature and Community 4
Course Descriptions
Requirements for Minor in English Literature
Course Course Title Credits
ENG 2200 Critical Reading and Interpretation 4
ENG 2217 Post-colonial Literature in English 4
ENG/WGS 2220 Women's Literary Tradition 4
ENG 2225 African-American Literature 4
ENG 2239 Literature of the American South 4
ENG 2249 American Humor 4
ENG 2720 British Literature I 4
ENG 2730 British Literature II 4
ENG 2820 American Literature I 4
ENG 2830 American Literature II 4
ENG 3100 Writing Center Theory 1-2
ENG 3110 Studies in Writing, Language, and Literacy 4
ENG 3111 Writing Fiction 4
ENG 3112 Writing Poetry 4
ENG 3113 Writing Creative Non-fiction 4
ENG 3114 Topics in Rhetoric and Literacy 4
ENG 3115 Style 4
ENG 3120 Proposal Writing 4
ENG 3130 The Publishing Toolkit 4
ENG 3150 Writing Analytics in the Data Revolution 4
ENG/WGS/GBS 3298 Women Writing Worldwide 4
ENG 3299 Other Americas 4
ENG 3300 Medieval Literature 4
ENG 3310 Early British Authors 4
ENG 3320 Eighteenth-Century British Literature 1660-1837 4
ENG 3330 Nineteenth-Century British Authors 4
ENG 3350 Contemporary British Authors 4
ENG 3400 Early American Authors 4
ENG 3450 Modern and Contemporary American Authors 4
ENG 3510 Popular Genres 4
ENG 3910 Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 4
ENG 3920 World Literatures 4
ENG/GBS 3930 Global Anglophone Literatures 4
ENG 4305 English Traditions 4
ENG 4320 Shakespeare 4
ENG 4400 Modern and Contemporary Authors 4
ENG 4444 Independent Study 1-4
ENG 4500 Critical Theory 4
ENG 4510 Genre Theory 4
Choose 5 courses from the list above.
Career Opportunities
HPU reflects the national trend: graduates in English are suited for a variety of professional contexts, and their critical and communication skills enable them to advance. Here are just a few examples of what our graduates are doing:
Student Outcomes

  With another Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates will be commencing prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from…

Emmi Palenbaum

With another successful Commencement behind us, future High Point University graduates are commencing prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the…

Hayley Larsen
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Meagan Pusser

With Commencement just around the corner, future High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one…

Cynthia Schmidt

With Commencement just around the corner, future High Point University graduates are already preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one…

Raegan Thomas
Pregnancy Resource Center

Name: Raegan Thomas Hometown: Albemarle, North Carolina Year: Class of 2020 Major: English with minors in religion and creative writing Internship: Thomas interned at the Pregnancy Resource Center, which allows moms and dads who are expecting to receive aid through education and resources. She managed various administrative tasks, including organizing the center’s boutique where free…

Megan Pusser
Our State Magazine

Name: Megan Pusser Hometown: Whispering Pines, North Carolina Year: Class of 2020 Major: English literature and English writing Internship: Pusser recently landed a position as the editorial intern for Our State Magazine, where she is working with the editorial staff to produce and revise content for print and digital editions of the magazine. Her role…

Caroline Labovitz
Staples

Name: Caroline Labovitz Hometown: Holden, Massachusetts Year: Class of 2020 Major: English literature with a minor in sales Internship: Labovitz was the human resources compensation intern for Staples. In her role, she was a member of an implementation team comprised of compensation, HRBP, talent acquisition and worked with a third-party software development company to bring…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the…

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the…

Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
First Year Writing Program
Students gain extensive practice in process strategies and engage in ongoing conversation about expectations for college writing.
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