UCO English Department
The Facebook page of the University of Central Oklahoma English Department is designed to keep you informed of department news and events. The mission of the Department of English is to provide transformative learning experiences in the multiple fields that comprise English Studies. To fulfill this mission, faculty teach students to read and think critically about texts, to write effectively and creatively for multiple audiences and in multiple contexts, and to apply best practices when teaching English in secondary and post-secondary settings. The department’s programs prepare English graduates to be productive, creative, ethical, and engaged citizens and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of our local and global communities. Our department offers Bachelor of Arts programs in English and Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts degree in English with major options in Composition and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Traditional Studies, Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Film and Literature, and the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL). With twenty-five full-time faculty members, thirty part-time faculty members, twelve graduate teaching assistants and two professional staff members, we are one of the largest academic departments on campus. Each semester, the Department of English serves more than 350 undergraduate majors, 125 graduate majors, and approximately 3,000 Core Curriculum writing students. The Department of English sponsors a wide range of co-curricular programs including vibrant student organizations, public lectures, readings and book signings, film series, and publications including the College of Liberal Arts' literary journal, New Plains Review. We invite you to learn more about our department and its diverse programs by exploring these webpages and by visiting our department, which is located in suites 101, 103, 105 and 221 of the Liberal Arts Building. The University of Central Oklahoma does not own rights to Facebook and therefore cannot enforce legal policies and procedures. While members of the University of Central Oklahoma community post to this public third-party site, the University is not responsible for the views, opinions and postings by others found on this site. The legal policies and procedures, including ADA compliance standards and support for disability services by which UCO operates are posted at http://www.uco.edu/legal_and_policies.asp. The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact the Disability Support Services Assistant Director at (405) 974-2516 as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. The DSS Office is located in the Nigh University Center, Room 309.