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About the Program

Mission

The mission of The Department of English is to provide instruction and conduct research in writing, linguistics, and literature in order to promote better reading, writing and cultural literacy among Coastal Carolina University students as well as the larger university community.

The Coastal Carolina University Department of English is a dynamic student-centered learning environment made up of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff who are dedicated to high quality teaching and engaged learning in the field of English studies. To that end, we offer instruction in literature, creative writing, composition, professional and technical writing, critical theory and linguistics so as to help students acquire knowledge of literature and language and to develop the skills necessary for professional careers or graduate programs. In these courses we mentor students in collaborative research and creative opportunities. 

In pursuit of our mission, the department is committed to promoting faculty development in the tradition of the teacher-scholar model, thereby allowing for faculty research, creative activities, and expert collaborations that contribute to the body of knowledge in our field and to the more effective development of an active learning communit