Welcome to English and Communications at Tennessee Tech. We offer a wide variety of courses in literature, creative writing, journalism, mass communication, speech communication, theater, professional communication, and composition, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Virtually all Tennessee Tech students take our courses, and many choose to major in our BA program in English or our BS program in Communication. Some students add English, Professional Communication, Speech Communication, Dramatic Arts or Journalism as a second major, or as a minor that will enhance their intellectual growth and their versatility in whatever career they choose. We also offer students a way to express themselves through dramatic productions at the Backdoor Playhouse; the student-run newspaper and radio station, The Oracle and WTTU; the Eagle yearbook; and Homespun , the student literary journal.
In English and Communications we don't set you on a professional track. Instead we help you to find your own path toward a career that suits your talents, values, and interests. English and Communications majors tap the power of words to create meaning and understanding, and even as technologies change that power will never become obsolete. If you're looking for a degree that lets you pursue intellectual curiosity, cultural awareness, creative expression, and effective communication skills, you should strongly consider one of our degree programs.
Scholarship Winners 2013
L-R Whitney Stevens, Olivia Jolley, Cody Matthews, Danielle Davis, Ai Lin Chin, Meaghan Hill, Patrick Stone,
Drake Fenlon, Katie Reasonover, Dr. Linda Null
Senior English major Justin Carnes will present a paper, "Choosing His Own Governor: John Milton's Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and Paradise Lost," at the University of Virginia's College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 20-22, 2012.
Linda Fisk, secratary of the Department of English and Communications won the 2012 Outstanding Staff Award. In the picture to the right President Oldham is presenting her well deserved award