Learn to write with power and sparkle; submit papers for prizes and publication; and
read with an eye for detail, style and hidden meaning.
The Department of English serves all students at the university through extensive
general education offerings that strive to improve writing skills, expand liberal
learning, and focus critical and analytic thinking. In addition, its major supports
the university’s areas of emphasis in three key areas: teacher education; public and
private sector development and service; and liberal education. The department’s graduate
program in professional writing, unique in Maryland and paralleled by only six other
programs nationwide, graduates expert writers who meet the needs of government, social
and commercial organizations that rely on expert and efficient writing.
The department’s teacher-scholars pursue scholarship in literature as well as new techniques for teaching and evaluating
and improving writing. In addition, faculty members play key roles in shaping and
sustaining university programs in women’s studies, American studies, Afro-American
studies, multicultural studies, English education, Law and American Civilization,
ancient Mediterranean studies, and the master of arts in humanities. They also actively
serve the needs of the region, the state, and the nation through consultations, contracted
research and instruction, conferences, publications, and presentations on writing
improvement and educational reform.
The English Academic Journal of Towson University invites student scholarship, research