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Welcome to the UALR English Department

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The Department of English offers instruction in literature, creative writing, and film, and is the home of the Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS). The creative writing courses are intended for students who wish to develop sophisticated writing skills. The department’s literature program includes such varied subjects as African-American literature, Shakespeare, Film as Literature, and Contemporary Literature. These courses are intended not only for English majors and minors but also for students preparing for careers in such fields as law, business, government, and medicine. (Click here to learn more about what you can do with an English degree!) Through rigorous assessment, the English department maintains current and relevant programs.

For information not covered in Frequently Asked Questions or other areas of our web site, please contact Dr. Paul Yoder, Interim Department Chair, by phone at 569-3161 or by email at

Updated 6.30.2015