Name: Dr. Ronald C. Samples,
Welcome to the Department of English at Texas Southern University. We are located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Building, with our central office in Room 106. Students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or minor in English studies receive a rich and rewarding exposure to writing and literary excellence. The Department offers courses in advanced grammar, world literature, British and American literatures, African American literature, African literature, and Chinese and Latino literature in translation. In addition, students receive expert instruction in the English language, literary criticism, creative writing, drama, and other areas of study.
Students in the Department are encouraged to become active in the many activities offered. These include Poetry Day, Spring Symposium, Book Club, English Club, creative writing groups, poetry groups, and other literary encounters. Students can take advantage of becoming involved in several publishing opportunities, including the Department’s newsletter and online literary journal. Whether your future professional goals fall in the areas of advanced education, teaching, creative writing, or a related field, TSU’s Department of English is the right fit for you. Without doubt, your enthusiasm in the study of English will be well rewarded throughout your matriculation at Texas Southern University.