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Dr. Lucille McCarthy meets with incoming and returning MA students at a well-attended MA Student Reception on September 19, 2014, marked with good food and great conversation.
Dean Scott Casper of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences introduces himself to the new and returning MA students in attendance.
A large crowd of students and faculty listen intently as ten great poets share their work at the UMBC Homecoming Big Prize Poetry slam.
The judges and organizers of the UMBC Homecoming Big Prize Poetry Slam have a quick conversation about this year's event after a wonderful panel of poets present.
Students in English 369 engage in exciting class discussions with Assistant Professor Lindsay DiCuirci.
English students frequently engage in detail class discussions to stimulate their critical thinking and analytical skills.
Professors Orianne Smith and Michele Osherow take a few minutes to consult as we embark on another exciting semester.
Senior Lecturers Michael Fallon, Robin Farabaugh and Sally Shivnan make their way to another day of invigorating English classes.
Welcome to the English Department

UMBC’s English Department is a vibrant center for research, teaching, and learning. We offer a Master of Arts in Texts, Technologies, and Literature and two undergraduate major tracks: the Literature Track, for the broad range and diverse traditions of literature written in English, and the Communication and Technology Track, for written and spoken communication and the new information technologies. The English minors feature literature, communication and technology, creative writing, journalism, rhetoric and communication, and professional writing. The Department is also the home of UMBC’s innovative First-Year Composition Program. Click here to learn more about the English Department.


125 amazingAlumni Spotlight

Our featured alumna for the month is Ariane Szu-Tu, ’10–a former English major in the Literature Track here at UMBC who has taken the skills and passion she discovered in her classes as the foundation for her success as an editor of National Geographic Kids. Click here to learn more about Szu-Tu and her work with National Geographic Kids.