Department of English

Do you want to learn how to speak persuasively, read analytically, write effectively and to think critically? Then you'll find yourself right at home in the Department of English.

Prospective students will choose from our two English major programs: English Education or English. Claflin offers minors in Drama, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, English and American Studies and a certificate program in Gender Studies. Our English programs are designed to give you an aesthetic appreciation for literature, language, and cultures, and learn valuable research techniques.

Claflin University will host its 19th annual Conference on Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions on October 28-29, 2020. This year’s theme is “Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Digital Literacies, Equity and Access.” Due to the pandemic, sessions this year will be held virtually. Click here to register.

Speakers for the two-day conference include Dr. Eric J. Paulson, associate dean of The Graduate College and professor in the College of Education at Texas State University and Dr. Robbie Melton, associate vice president for the SMART Global Technology Innovation Center and graduate dean and tenured professor at Tennessee State University. The two-day conference is sponsored by the Claflin University Department of English and Foreign Languages. Pedagogy is the study and process of teaching.


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Dr. Mitali Pati Wong

Dr. Matali P. Wong
Chair and Professor of English
phone: (803) 353-5221
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