Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English and World Languages


Chair: Associate Professor Mahaffey (African American Literature and Theory, and New Orleans Cultural Studies).Professors Beringer (19th Century American Literature), Murphy (Creative Writing, Modern and Contemporary Poetry), Rozelle (Ecocriticism and 20th Century American Literature), Stewart (English), Stoops (Romance Languages), Vàzquez-Gonzàlez (Spanish); Associate Professors Atwood (Renaissance and Early Modern Studies), Forrester (Philosophy of Art, Kant’s Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind), Johnson (Medieval and Robin Hood Studies), Mwenja (Rhetoric and Composition), Rickel (Postcolonial Literature), Vaccarella (Spanish), Wurzbacher (Creative Writing); Assistant Professor Williams (African American Literature)

Department Information

Dr. Paul D. Mahaffey, Chair
Humanities Hall, Second Floor
 
Alex Beringer, English Graduate Coordinator
Humanities Hall, Second Floor
 
Leonor Vazquez-Gonzalez, Spanish Graduate Coordinator
Humanities Hall, First Floor

Mission

The Department of English and World Languages contributes to the University of Montevallo’s undergraduate liberal arts curriculum through its programs in literature, languages, and philosophy. The Department endeavors to produce critical, creative, and syncretic readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators, while promoting social awareness and expanding intellectual and cultural horizons. The faculty, dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative and professional activities, seeks not just to prepare students for graduate studies and a host of careers but also to enrich their lives. 

The focus of the English program is “to teach the reading, writing, and analysis of texts in English, to contribute to knowledge about the reading, writing and analysis of such texts, and to make the knowledge of the discipline accessible to and useful for the larger community.” The World Languages program must, by nature, play a key role in the University’s mission of providing to students a “higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies.” World Language study also complements the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is to “educate citizens and prepare them for a diverse and changing world.” Thus, the primary objective of the study of a world language is “to prepare students for living and contributing to the global community with language skills and cultural awareness.”

English

The English Program offers the Master of Arts in English  as well as courses in support of the Secondary Education, Alternative, M.Ed.  or Secondary Education, Professional Educators, M.Ed.  with certification in English/Language Arts. Students who have taken courses at the undergraduate level may not also receive credit for the slash-listed courses, at the graduate level, except for internships, directed readings, and special topics. For information on the M.Ed. programs, refer to the appropriate section under Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Technology  

World Languages

The World Languages program does not offer a graduate degree. However, the program offers courses in support of the Secondary Education, Alternative, M.Ed.  or Secondary Education, Professional Educators, M.Ed.  with certification in World Languages-Spanish. Students who have taken the courses at the undergraduate level may not also receive credit for the slash-listed courses at the graduate level, except for internships, directed readings, and special topics. For information on the M.Ed. programs, refer to the appropriate section under Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Technology . In addition to the general requirements for admission to the M.Ed. program, students must successfully complete an interview in Spanish with the World Language faculty, pass the World Language Praxis Exam, and complete four graduate courses in the Spanish teaching field.

Courses in English and World Languages

 

Programs

Master of Arts