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Department of English

The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses designed to improve students’ reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in a variety of intellectual and professional contexts and enhance their ability to analyze literature and culture. The Department is home to undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in both the public and private sectors, including education, law, professional/technical writing, web design, journalism, publishing, as well as any field that requires well-developed writing and communication skills. Degrees earned in the Department of English open doors to exciting and productive careers and allow students to engage in conversations with the recent and distant past.

Degree Programs

The English program at UHD offers undergraduate majors in either English or Professional Writing. English degree students have the opportunity to select one of three program concentrations: English Education, Creative Writing or Film Studies.

The department offers two master’s degree programs: Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC) or Master of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC).

English Department Chair
Dr. Michelle Moosally
Room:1045-South
Phone: (713) 221-8013


C. Jackson, PhD
Assistant Chair for Administration


W. Waters, PhD
Director of Composition


N. Matveeva, PhD
Coordinator of M.S. in Technical Communication


A. Ellwanger, PhD
Coordinator of M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition

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