MENTAL HEALTH, COVID-19, AND ENGLISH STUDIES

In the most recent issue of the College of Liberal Arts Magazine, Communications and Social Media Coordinator Gabe Saldana explored the complexities of mental health issues along with some of the measures the Department of English has taken in order to support students. 

Welcome

The Department of English is a vibrant community of critical thinkers pursuing works of creative artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship within and beyond the walls of Willard O. Eddy Hall — our primary residence at CSU.

LIVE ONLINE: Creative Writing Reading Series 2020-2021

Each fall and spring semester, the Department of English welcomes distinguished literary voices to share their work and engage with the local community. Visiting writers hold audience question-and-answer sessions, book signings, and more.

LAUNCHING IN PLACE

As CSU English professor Andrew Altschul prepared to publicize his new novel in person, the outbreak of COVID-19 set the stage for a summer at home.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Three degrees  |  Five areas of study  |  A world of possibilities

Flexible Experience

Find What You Seek

Whether you are looking for a multi-dimensional undergraduate major or graduate program, a complementary minor, or an interesting course, you can find what you seek in the CSU English department.

The English department and the University Composition Program offer a wide range of courses and experiences. As an undergraduate, you choose one of five concentrations for your BA. Graduate students likewise choose from four MA programs or an MFA in Creative Writing.

Throughout your program, participate in internships, clubs, workshops, and more. Attend an event in the Creative Writing Reading Series. Discover the limitless possibilities of an English degree.

The English department supports and abides by The Principles of Community, which in turn support the CSU mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement.

Need help with a writing project?

The Colorado State University Writing Center is here to help. Visit the Writing Center website to schedule a free online appointment with a consultant today.

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If you want to join a diverse and inclusive group, which values individual voice and the power of community, and if you're curious about studying challenging ideas and texts, take the next step toward your English education at Colorado State University.

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English Department Events

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Mental Health, COVID-19, and English Studies

By Theodoir McFarland | January 23, 2021

The semester of Fall 2020 was perhaps one of the most challenging in CSU’s history–both for students and faculty. Many students struggled, and continue to struggle, with their mental health as a result of the pandemic. Safety precautions such as […]

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Congrats to Beth Lechleitner on Retirement

By Theodoir McFarland | January 10, 2021

Beth Lechleitner, Senior Instructor Beth Lechleitner leaves after 17 years in the Department of English. She began teaching in the Department of English as an Instructor in 2003, was awarded a Senior Teaching Appointment in 2012, and will retire as […]

Congrats to Marnie Leonard on Retirement

By Theodoir McFarland | January 10, 2021

Marnie Leonard, Graduate Program Assistant For more than 20 years, Marnie has worked in the English department. Her official title is Graduate Program Assistant, but informally we might call her The Master of Transitions. She has been responsible for managing […]

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Fall 2020 Commencement

By Theodoir McFarland | January 10, 2021

Congratulations to the Fall 2020 Department of English graduates!