Joshua Phillips, Ph.D., Chair
Room 467, Patterson Hall
All candidates for graduation at the University of Memphis are required to complete ENGL 1010 and 1020 or their equivalents, with a minimum grade of “C.” Before enrolling in ENGL 1010, a student must have either: (1) an ACT English subscore of 18 or above, or (2) an SAT verbal score of 450 or above, or (3) a satisfactory score on a placement exam administered by the University of Memphis Testing Center. Those who do not meet the requirements above, must successfully complete DSPW 0800 with a minimum grade of "C" before proceeding to ENGL 1010. ENGL 1010 and 1020 must be taken in sequence; no credit will be allowed for ENGL 1020 until 1010 has been completed successfully. After completing ENGL 1010 and 1020 with a minimum grade of “C,” all students must take ENGL 2201 or 2202. ENGL 1010, 1020, 2201 or 2202 or equivalents with a minimum grade of "C" are prerequisites for all upper-division courses in the Department of English.
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics
ENGL 3100-19. Special Topics in Literature. (1-3). Topics are varied and noted in online class listings.
ENGL 4101-10. Special Topics in English. (3). Topics are varied and noted in online class listings.
ENGL 4540-4550. Special Topics in Language and Linguistics. (3). Topics are varied and noted in online class listings.
ENGL 4606-15. Topics in Advanced Technical Writing. (3). Theories, contexts, and practices of writing in the world of technology; topics vary; extensive practice in writing, editing, and preparing technical publications.