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Welcome to the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages at Texas Woman's University, one of the founding departments when the university began in 1903. The history of the department is long and rich. With a Ph.D. program in Rhetoric, our department is a center for the study of literature, language, and writing. We offer a series of courses on writing, literature, and foreign languages. Our activities in classes, in the Write Site, and in our organizations, such as Sigma Tau Delta and ERGO, reflect our commitment to preparing and empowering students for participation in our society's discourses. Click on the links on the left for more information about our BA in English, MA in English, as well as other English, Speech, and Foreign Languages Department information.

Two ESFL professors participate in TedX

Dr. Gretchen Busl and Dr. Gray Scott both gave presentations at the “Pioneering the Space Between” TedX at TWU event on March 4. Their presentations became live on Facebook in early June.

Busl’s presentation is “Whoever controls the narrative has the power.”

 Scott’s presentation is “Can we really teach writing?”

TedX is a locally organized version of TED Talks, which bring influential speakers to discuss topics for 18 minutes. The presentations are made available online for free.

For more information on the university’s TedX, go to organization's website.

Course Rotation (pdf)

18 Doctoral Characteristics

Hear from One of Our Graduates 

Student Testimonial Video

Academic Advising

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Literature/Rhetoric & Writing Track
Dr. Matthew Brown

Teacher Certification
Dr. Stephen Souris

English Minors & Mayborn Journalism
Dr. Ashley Bender

M.A. Students:
Dr. Dundee Lackey

Ph.D. Students:
Dr. Lou Thompson