2017 Award Winners
Congratulations to Ray Delva for winning the Averitt Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction. Ray has recently accepted a truly noteworthy and challenging position teaching within the state prison system with Southerneastern Tech.
Congratulations to Alex Dugan for winning the 2017 First Year Experience Peer Leader of the Year Award. Alex’s hard work and natural talent at teacher helped her beat out a number of extremely well-qualified nominees. The FYE Peer Leader of the Year award recognizes a peer leader who works in harmony with his or her FYE 1220 faculty member to provide a quality classroom experience while engaging students in the overall University community and serving as a positive role model.
Congratulations to Dr. Dustin Anderson for winning the 2017 CLASS Award for Teaching and to Dr. Finbarr Curtis for winning the CLASS Award for Scholarship/Creativity.
Explore the world of words and ideas while preparing for a variety of creative and dynamic careers.
The disciplines of literature and philosophy – the traditional core of the humanities – ask the big questions: What does it mean to be human? How do we make meaning in this world? What is the relationship of individuals to society?
Today these questions are complicated by topics such as class, race, ethnicity, and gender – all of which are addressed by the Department. From Shakespeare to Postcolonial Studies to Existentialism to Epistemology, the Department of Literature and Philosophy has something for everyone.
If you are committed to another major, the Department offers minors in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Irish Studies – all of which complement any major.
Studying literature or philosophy provides excellent preparation for professional employment in any area where the close examination of written texts and the ability to communicate well are important. The Department takes pride in working with students to connect their immediate studies with their long-term goals. The Department’s goal is to promote critical thinking, effective communication, and intellectual engagement with the key ideas in our fields.
Eagle Elite Literary Society (EELS)
English Honor Society
Phi Sigma Tau
Scholars of Religion
Sigma Tau Delta