Department of Humanities
We are a community of writers, thinkers, poets, lyricists, teachers, critics, orators, essayists, philosophers, and linguists that offer students the opportunity to discover and to explore scholarly research interests in African, African-American, American, British, Spanish, and other literary venues in addition to Composition. Our multi-cultural heritages provide students with rich experiences as majors in English and/or as minors in English, Journalism, Philosophy, French, and Spanish. In addition, Humanities faculty also mentor students who desire membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, or Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society. (Students who maintain a B average in courses in English or Spanish and an overall B average are eligible for membership in these societies.)
The English major and Humanities' minors are also expected to take on assignments as student Editors and Reporters in the Student Publications Office which publishes MOVE our student newspaper and RAISE UP! a student literary journal. We are committed to providing students with a strong foundation in writing as well as in literature and to support their preparation as writers, thinkers, poets, lyricists, critics, orators, essayists, teachers, philosophers, and linguists on the local, national and global scene. Interested students should contact the department’s main office for more information about membership in Sigma Tau Delta or Sigma Delta Pi, or for the next Call for Papers for the Student Literary Conference. Submissions are open to students in all programs of study.
Inquiries regarding required courses for the English major and/or any of the Humanities minors, or course offerings, i.e., Special Topics (War Literature, the music of post-Katrina New Orleans, and African literature) is available by calling (410) 951-4150.
Dr. Elaine Sykes,
Department of Humanities Chairperson