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 in 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.

Statement on Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racist Teaching

Recently, we as a department have reflected on how we can meaningfully recognize and respond to the numerous and horrific accounts of police brutality that have long terrorized minorities nationwide, including in our own state. We promise to give our students a place to grieve with us the loss of Breonna Taylor, Carlos Ingram Lopez, Ahmaud Arbury, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, and many others murdered by police officers and racist vigilantes. Read our full statement>>

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Dr. Katie McWain Memorial Fund

If you would like to make a gift in support of the Dr. Katie McWain Memorial Fund:

  1. Visit the University Advancement Make a Gift page.
  2. Select your donation amount.
  3. Select "Other" from the "Give To" drop-down menu.
  4. Type "Dr. Katie McWain" into the box labeled "Other."

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