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Undergraduate Studies

Sharing a commitment to education inside and outside the classroom, members of the English Department faculty regularly win college or university-wide teaching awards. The Department of English has a large faculty with more than forty full-time professors and a distinguished record in both teaching and research.

Enrollment in most courses is limited to thirty-five students (writing courses have enrollments as low as twenty). UT’s English classes are marked by the exchange of ideas and by an intimate process of learning. Instructors come to know their students, participate in their growth, and work closely with their writing. Because the English department is comprised of nationally-renowned scholars and writers, students are exposed to the latest intellectual, creative, and professional developments in the discipline’s many fields.


English majors can choose from four concentrations:


Use this English major curriculum checklist to ensure you have the correct prerequisites and number of hours to complete your degree.

Contact Information

Heather Hirschfeld, Director
Sally Harris, Asst. Director

311 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-5401
Fax: 865-974-6926


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