Writing and critical reading are essential elements of the English curriculum. In the junior and senior years, students choose from courses that emphasize college-level analysis and writing. Students who are not native English speakers take regular English classes along with any necessary ELL courses.
Juniors and seniors choose one 11/12 course per semester.
- English 9
- English 10
- Place-Based American Studies (open to juniors, replaces U.S. History and 2 11/12 English courses)
- English 11/12: American Literature (Fall)
- English 11/12: British Literature (Fall)
- English 11/12: Environmental Literature: Place Based (Fall)
- English 11/12: Expository and Creative Nonfiction: Writing Intensive (Fall)
- English 11/12: Modern and Contemporary Literature and Philosophy (Fall)
- English 11/12: Contemporary American Novel (Spring)
- English 11/12: Fiction, Drama, and Poetry: Writing Intensive (Spring)
- English 11/12: Madness in Literature (Spring)
- English 11/12: Shakespeare Post-1600 (Spring)
English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL courses are available for non-native speakers who require additional course work. ELL courses are in lieu of another foreign language but are taken concurrently with other subjects. Students who test out of ELL must fulfill the two-year foreign language requirement with a language other than English.
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
M.A., Bowling Green State University
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
M.A.T., Social Studies, Rivier University
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4122
M.Ed., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1018
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
Did you know that Sewanee is home to America’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly? The Sewanee Review was founded in 1872 and established Sewanee as a hub for literary activity. The Sewanee Review, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference, and the Sewanee School of Letters bring writers to the Mountain throughout the year for engaging lectures, talks, and workshops.