Jane Wiseman, Chair
Catherine O. Clark
Antoinette M. Gazda
David E. Hoffman
The English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree to students who complete a minimum of 42 semester hours in English. Religion, theatre arts and speech, French, and history are recommended as related fields of study. The selection of required and suggested courses insures that students completing a major in English are proficient in their use of written language, have good analytical skills, are careful readers, and have a strong background in the major texts and movements. While many of Averett's English majors elect to teach in secondary schools, others pursue advanced degrees in law, business, and graduate schools, and many go into journalism or business-related fields such as public relations or advertising.
Students must attain at least a 2.5 grade point average in the major in order to graduate.