English, Speech and Foreign Languages

The TWU Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages is a center for the study of literature, language and writing. As one of the university's founding departments, our history is long and rich, and our legacy is an ongoing commitment to preparing and empowering students for active participation in society's discourses.

Our degree programs are unique for their small class sizes and flexible formats. Whether you are pursuing your bachelor's or master's degree in English, or your doctoral degree┬áin rhetoric, you will have the option of participating in face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. For aspiring English and language arts educators, we offer a bachelor's and master's degree with 7-12 teacher certification.

As a student in our program, you will be encouraged to network with your peers in one of our student organizations and gain professional experience through an internship at our department-run tutoring center, The Write Site, or TWU's student newspaper, The LassoIf you are interested in expanding your horizons, we can help you learn a foreign language and even travel abroad.

In Memoriam

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Texas Woman's University community for their support as we mourn the passing of our beloved family member, Dr. Katie McWain. We also send our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, colleagues, and students. Katie was an extraordinarily bright presence among us, a gifted teacher and a brilliant scholar. We will strive to honor her kind, generous spirit in our words and deeds. She leaves a lasting legacy not only with her research, but through the example she set as a leader, educator, and friend.

Katie was a passionate advocate for graduate students and contingent laborers. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the TWU Foundation and will be used to support these communities with a named scholarship or award in her memory.

We will never forget you, Katie.

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Page last updated 4:18 PM, October 9, 2019