University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Department of English

    The English Department’s mission is to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse world. The department is devoted to an innovative curriculum that encourages lifelong learning, critical thinking and effective writing. We teach students to see textual work as an engagement with history, convention, culture and place so that they can participate responsibly in changing regional and challenging global environments. In particular, the department is concerned with Alaskan cultures, the North Pacific Rim environment and the intersection of networked technologies and forms of textuality.

    What can you do with an English degree?

English Students & Faculty in the News!


Dr. Jennifer Stone

Who reads the Watchmen?

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Samantha Mack

Meet UA's first Rhodes scholar, Samantha Mack

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WFSA Award

English Faculty Douglass Bourne wins West Field Screenwriting Award for 'The Mountain in Alaska'

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Ronald Spatz

UAA English Professors involved in outreach related to sexual violence

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Important Changes to GER Composition Prefix

Beginning with Fall 2017 registration, you'll see a change in how GER composition courses are identified in the catalog and in Degree Works. Don’t worry though - your ENGL credits will still count.

Be sure to check with your major advisor to see which composition course is required for your degree or program. For questions about WRTG courses and registration, please contact the Writing Department at (907) 786-6885.

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