Chair: Professor Schwind

Professors: Boyle, Braye, Haskell, Kircher, Lyday, Moore, Myers, Peeples, Rosinski, Warman

Associate Professors: Gordon, Hairston, Isaac, Layne, Perry, Pope-Ruark, Proudfit, Pyne, Ramirez

Assistant Professors: Bourque, Eidum, Li, Lindenman, Pearson

Senior Lecturer: Patch

Lecturers: Chapman, Hlavaty, Lee, Strickland

The department offers two majors to enable students to follow their talents and interests: an English major and a Professional Writing and Rhetoric major. The English major features four distinct concentrations: creative writing, literature, English teacher licensure, and a self-designed program. Additional options include a double major in English and PWR, a double concentration within the English major, minors in literature and creative writing, and interdisciplinary minors in professional writing and multimedia authoring. Our majors have many opportunities to enrich their studies through internships, leadership, undergraduate research, service, study USA, study abroad, teaching in the community, residential learning, and student-run publications and organizations.

Students with a PWR or English degree pursue a variety of postgraduate studies and careers. Many of our majors proceed to graduate and professional school programs in creative writing, literature, professional writing, law, library science, journalism, education, and other disciplines. Others immediately begin careers in writing, editing, technical writing, business management, corporate communications, advertising, public relations, journalism, and other fields that require superior writing and analytical skills


With the exception of film studies courses and ENG 365, ENG courses in the 220-79 and 320-99 range normally fulfill the Elon Core Curriculum literature requirement in Studies in Arts and Sciences.

PWR courses and ENG courses in the 201-19 and 301-19 range (i.e., courses in language study, writing and creative writing) do NOT normally fulfill that requirement.

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