The Department of English offers the following:
- Major in Literature (B.A. Degree)
- Major in Writing (B.A. Degree)
- Minor in English
- Minor in Creative Writing
- Secondary Teacher Licensure
|Six courses (18 hours) in English, five of which must be at 2000 level or above. (ENG 1101, 1102, 1103, and 2111 may not be counted toward the minor.)|
Students seeking secondary (grades 9-12) teacher licensure in English must satisfy the requirements for the B.A. degree in Literature and for undergraduate teacher licensure (including the Secondary Education Minor and student teaching) outlined under the heading for the Department of Teacher Education. Teacher candidates are strongly encouraged to include ENGL3372 African-American Writers in their program and to take COMM 1110 Introduction to Mass Media as a general education requirement.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides free, one-on-one tutoring to all Catawba College students. A student can come in for assistance at any stage of the writing process, from deciding on a topic to organizing ideas to revising a partial or complete draft of a paper. The tutors can also work with students on their writing skills without focusing on particular assignments. Working on the principle that writing well is a deliberate process that depends upon close reading and careful revising by the writer, the Writing Center tutors can help any student become a stronger writer. For more information, visit the Writing Center website or contact Dr. Margy Stahr, Director of the Writing Center.