LSC-University Park English Department

English Department

The Lone Star College-University Park English department offers courses that teach students to think for themselves and become culturally diverse while providing a strong foundation in academic writing and critical thinking. Students benefit threefold: academically, professionally, and personally.

Courses Offered

Credit English classes include English 1301 and English 1302, which focus on composition and rhetoric techniques, and the research process. Upper-level courses on British, American, and World Literature survey authors and their writings from various time periods. Upper-level courses in Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and Forms of Literature are also available. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and on the weekends with online and hybrid options available.

The courses below are a part of the English program at LSC-University Park:

  • Dual Credit Program: High school students can receive college credit by taking Dual Credit English classes while attending local area high schools in participating school districts.
  • International Studies Program: Taking courses that are designated as International Studies (IS) helps students from various disciplines prepare for globalization in the 21st century by systematically deepening their understanding of the world outside the U.S. Students can take courses with international focus individually or apply them to earn an Area of Concentration (AOC) in International Studies. Click here to learn more about the International Studies Courses
  • The Honors College: Courses in English provide students the opportunity to conduct cross-disciplinary projects utilizing a wide variety of analytical forms, including rhetorical and literary analysis, as well as creative writing.

To view the English Department Brochure, click the image below

Department of English brochure

Additional English Programs

Developmental English: these courses help students refine their literacy skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — to prepare them for success in college-level courses.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ESL): English classes focusing on grammar, writing, reading, oral communication and pronunciation. The goal of the program is to prepare students for success in college-level courses, the global workplace and their daily lives.

Sponsored Organizations

Youth to Power

ReadUP!: The ReadUP! initiative is a campus read program centered around a single book that strives to challenge students, staff, and faculty to think critically and engage in thoughtful discussion throughout the academic year. ReadUP! is designed to encourage all members of the campus community to participate in an interdisciplinary campus-wide collaboration that develops the relationship between academic learning and campus and community involvement.

Visit LoneStar.edu/readup/youth-power  for more information and to join the events.

Arts & Humanities Events

To join the events online, visit the Arts & Humanities Events page.

Uproar Magazine

The literary/arts magazine of Lone Star College-University Park published every spring. LSC-University Park students may submit work or join the staff.

For submission forms and guidelines, visit LoneStar.edu/UProar or the contact faculty advisers:


Writing Lab: The Writing Lab is located in the Student Learning Resource Center. It provides free academic coaching and additional services to help students strengthen their writing skills. Students enrolled in any course that requires any type of writing can get individual help at the Writing Center. Our professional, experienced writing coaches also provide help with resumes, scholarship and transfer applications, and even writing emails.

Frank Rodriguez
Acting Dean of Instruction
Office: B12.115B

Suzanne Weatherly, Ed. D.
Department Chair
Professor of English
Office: B13.820

Yolanda Bridges, M.F.A.
Professor of English
Office: NRB 209B

Chelsea Davis-Bibb, Ed.D.
Professor of English
Office: 13.825

Rhonda Garcia, M.F.A.
Professor of English
Office: 13.506

Gregory Oaks, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Office: 13.811

Maria Okai
Assistant Professor of English
Office: 13.826

Roger Rodriguez, M.A.
Professor of English
Office: 13.711

Ibeawuchi Uzoegwu
Associate Professor of English

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