Willard O Eddy Hall Aug 2020


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.

Students sitting and writing outside of Eddy Hall

Centering Student Choices: Why linguistic justice is a pivotal and empowering pedagogical framework

What does it mean to challenge a monolingual expectation of language?

This question, along with many others, are at the center of conversations surrounding linguistic justice—both nationally, and among educators right here at Colorado State University.

Bud and Tiffany Hunt.


The first time Bud Hunt (B.A., ‘01; M.A., ‘11) earned a degree from CSU, he was planning a career as an English teacher. The second time, he had been creating smarter classrooms and students for a decade and was on his way to becoming a CIO.


English students partner with Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to open art show focused on BIPOC joy.

Image of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut on an autumn day with a portrait of intern Peter Wilson laid over top.

Searching the Archive: Engaging History Through a Social Justice Lens

In the newest issue of the College of Liberal Arts Magazine, the Department of English shines a light on senior Peter Wilson's six-month internship with Professor Zach Hutchins, and how doing archival research about Harriet Beecher Stowe’s A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin has prepared him for graduate school. 


Discover how the English faculty’s commitment to field-bridging pedagogy has led to a robust slate of interdisciplinary graduate classes that bridge scientific and humanistic modes of inquiry.


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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