English, Writing and Linguistics

English is another of WOU’s versatile and career-focused majors. If you are interested in languages, literature or writing, this is the program for you. You’ll learn about major literary works and various theories of criticism. Writing classes will help you refine your research and writing skills and become a pro at composition history and theory. Our linguistics classes allow you to develop an understanding of the nature, history and structure of language.

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credits required for the English, Writing and Linguistics major

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Apply theories and research methods to analyze and interpret literature
  • Explain and analyze structure and function in the English language system at multiple linguistic levels
  • Demonstrate applications of varied writing styles, creative and professional genres and rhetorical strategies and conventions

Career opportunities

  • Librarian
  • Legislative aide
  • English teacher
  • Tour guide
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial assistant

Faculty

MAREN ANDERSON

Instructor, Literature, English Department
503-838-8713 | andersm@wou.edu | MA 329

KIT ANDREWS

Professor, Literature, English Department
503-838-8872 | andrewk@wou.edu | HSS 321

ANN BLISS

Associate Professor, Literature, English Department
503-838-8368 | blissa@wou.edu | HSS 320

JOSHUA DANIELS

NTT English, English Department
503-838-9358 | danielsj@wou.edu | MA 326

LEIGH GRAZIANO

Director of First-Year Writing, English Department
503-838-9360 | grazianol@wou.edu | MA 311

MATT HAAS

Instructor, Literature/Writing, English Department
503-751-4217 | haasw@wou.edu | MA 317

CAROL HARDING

Division Chair, Professor, Literature, English Department
503-838-8245 | hardinc@wou.edu | HSS 315

DAVID HARGREAVES

Department Chair, Professor, Linguistics, English Department
503-838-8764 | hargred@wou.edu | HSS 306

RONALD HARVEY

NTT Assistant Professor, Writing, English Department
503-838-8308 | harveyr@wou.edu | MA 313

HENRY HUGHES

Professor, Literature/Writing, English Department
503-838-9494 | hughesh@wou.edu | HSS 316

KEIKO KAGAWA

NTT Assistant Professor, Literature/Writing, English Department
503-838-9266 | kagawak@wou.edu | MA 327

GAVIN KEULKS

Professor, Director of the Honors Program, Honors Program
503-838-8519 | keulksg@wou.edu | APSC 210

MARJORY LANGE

Professor, Literature/Humanities, English Department
503-838-8307 | langem@wou.edu | HSS 319

CASIE MORELAND

NTT Assistant Professor, English Department
503-838-8954 | morelandc@wou.edu | MA 312

SAMANTHA MORGAN

Instructor, Writing, English Department
503-838-9484 | morgansam@wou.edu | MA 314

CORNELIA PARASKEVAS

Professor, Linguistics/Writing, English Department
503-838-8477 | paraskc@wou.edu | MA 315

THOMAS RAND

Professor, Literature, English Department
503-838-8258 | randt@wou.edu | HSS 301

KATHERINE SCHMIDT

Director, Writing Center; Professor, Writing, English Department
503-838-8234 | schmidtk@wou.edu | APSC 301

UMA SHRESTHA

Professor, Linguistics, English Department
503-838-8377 | shrestu@wou.edu | HSS 308

LARS SODERLUND

Associate Professor, Writing, English Department
503-838-8325 | soderlundl@wou.edu | HSS 309

TANDY TILLINGHAST-VOIT

Instructor, Writing, English Department
503-838-9357 | tillingt@wou.edu | MA 325

ROBERT TROYER

Associate Professor, Linguistics, International Academic Support Director, English Department
503-838-9123 | troyerr@wou.edu | APSC 501

CURTIS YEHNERT

Professor, Literature/Writing, English Department
503-838-8362 | yehnerc@wou.edu | HSS 323

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Phone: 503-838-8368

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