Are you looking for an intellectually stimulating place to study language and literature? At Henderson State, our accomplished faculty members and their wide range of expertise will help you learn exceptional reading, writing and analytical skills. You will also gain knowledge of some of the most interesting and prized literature the English language has to offer.

The broad range of courses includes studies in Medieval, Romantic, Southern, American, and Contemporary literature. With such a large range of subjects, you’re bound to find exactly what interests you. Interested in writing your own literature? Our program also offers composition courses that will stimulate and enhance your creativity.

With a degree in English, the possibilities are endless. The reading, writing, and thinking skills you gain from our program will prepare you for careers in teaching, advertising, and business. Also, you will have a great foundation from which to start graduate work in English, liberal arts and even law.


Our highly qualified faculty members are dedicated teachers who have published internationally, and presented papers at conferences all across the nation. One of our professors has twice traveled to Great Britain with a contingent of students under the auspices of National Endowment of the Humanities Grants. Another professor has earned a fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council and published two collections of poetry with an international press in Ireland. Yet another professor directs the Honors College and has taken students on extensive trips through Europe.Thanks to such specialized and accessible faculty members, your experience in our English program will be one that enlightens, motivates, and inspires.


Courses include:

  • Modern Drama
  • Victorian Literature
  • Literature of the American South
  • Technical Writing
  • American Novel
  • Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Advanced Creative Writing

Other courses


  • Technical writer
  • Editor
  • Adult literacy teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Author
  • Attorney
  • Public relations professional 

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