English Department


The English major at Saint Augustine's University is designed to foster a powerful, disciplined and skilled creativity cultivated in a supportive environment. Students develop the ability to read and think critically and to write effectively. The program's goals are twofold: 1) to provide students with reading strategies, critical thinking tools, principles of composition, and editing skills and; 2) to strengthen their abilities to view the world through keen and sensitive eyes as they learn to appreciate and understand the rich diversity that is our nation's — and world's — literary and cultural landscape.
An English major at Saint Augustine's University is trained to use the tools of literary analysis to create and follow complex arguments about the nature of fiction and culture, the nature of truth and knowledge, and the nature of being and language. Through spirited class discussions, students develop their ability to speak confidently in public settings as they study and analyze texts.

An English major prepares students for opportunities in diverse fields including the law, academia, and corporate management. Graduates with a major in English will have developed the skills necessary to prepare them for careers that involve written and oral communication, strong analytical skills, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing global economy. Students completing the English program:

  • will demonstrate the skills of standard written and spoken English;
  • will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, computer;
  • will be able to research skills in the study of literature, writing, and language;
  • will possess the skills necessary to pursue graduate study and/or enter a related job field;
  • will be able to demonstrate familiarity with a diversity of literatures.

  • Dr. Lynne Jefferson
    • Assistant Professor, Interim Department Chair
    • Boyer Building, Rm. 103-C
    • Phone: 919-516-4116
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