Stephen F. Austin State University

Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English at Stephen F. Austin State University!

The Department of English offers a variety of courses in world, British, and American literature; writing; creative writing; film studies; linguistics; and literary criticism. We house a variety of majors and minors in these and related fields, and we instruct both undergraduate and graduate (MA) students. Our faculty members are productive and creative scholars; they teach with enthusiasm and skill and hold degrees from universities all across America.

Please use the navigational links on the left to learn more about the department and its offerings. You will also find our contact information on the right. We hope that you will make courses from the Department of English a vital part of your college career!

Selected Course Descriptions for Spring 2014

ENG 343 Structures of Italian MWF 10-10:50 Dr. Christopher Sams samsc@sfasu.edu

Linguistic analysis of the Italian language. Topics will include sound structure word and sentence formation. No prior knowledge of Italian or Linguistics required. Does not count toward foreign language requirement--we will be focusing on how the language is structured rather than learning to speak it.


ENG 412 - Topics in British Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama Dr. Elizabeth Tasker Davis Spring 2013, MW 2:00-3:15

In this special topics course, we will read a selection of Restoration and 18th century dramas, both tragedy and comedy, including All for Love, The Country Wife, The Rover, Venice Preserved, The Fair Penitent, The Way of the World, The Beaux's Stratagem, The London Merchant, and The School for Scandal.


ENG 440 Linguistic Field Methods TR 9:30 - 10:45 Dr. Christopher Sams samsc@sfasu.edu

Description of a language to be named the first day of the course. Students will elicit data from the speaker and focus on its phonology, morphology, and syntax. Prerequisite of ENG 341 or instructor approval