Welcome to the English Department, one of the largest and most complex departments at the University of New Hampshire. At other full-scale universities, programs in literature, creative writing, journalism, composition, technical writing, linguistics, English as a Second Language, and English teacher preparation reside in separate departments and in many cases, different colleges, with separate curricula and faculties. At the University of New Hampshire, all of these related programs are structured to support one another in a single department. The department, therefore, is extraordinarily diverse, with faculty and lecturers representing a wide range of disciplines spanning the humanities and the social sciences. What pulls the department together is the study of the English language in its various spoken and written forms. The scope of this department is unusual among institutions that compare in size and mission, presenting our students with a unique learning experience.