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.

THE WORLD IN WORDS

Assistant Professor Ramona Ausubel captures the world and the human condition in books; she teaches students to do the same.

Together Apart: A record of resilience

This clearinghouse for creative expression aims to record stories of the human spirit, experiences, and the ways in which students, faculty, and staff have come together as social distancing and a university closure mark the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020.

English@80: A year of celebration

Join the Department of English 2019-2020 as we celebrate 80 years as an independent academic department. Click the button below for free special events, department histories, video commentaries and an opportunity to share your story.

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.

Ready to engage?

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.

Click one of the options below to schedule a visit, apply to CSU or find more of the information you seek.

Thinking about an education in English but need a little more information? We would love to hear from you.

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English alumna’s book finds favor on NPR’s Fresh Air

By Gabe Saldaña | July 7, 2020

When CSU English alumna Nancy McKinley wrote St. Christopher on Pluto, she didn’t expect the book to receive national attention. But it came nonetheless as a glowing review on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air in late May.

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CSU’s Hentschell wins Thomas Mark Scholar Award

By Gabe Saldaña | June 24, 2020

Renaissance academics and university administration collide in two initiatives, which Roze Hentschell has undertaken as recipient of the English Department’s Thomas Mark Scholar Award.

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MFA Alumna wins Colorado Book Prize for Poetry

By Gabe Saldaña | June 5, 2020

CSU English Creative Writing MFA alumna Abigail Chabitnoy wins the Colorado Book Award in poetry for How to Dress A Fish.

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29th Annual English Department Awards: Spring 2020

By Gabe Saldaña | June 5, 2020

The Department of English congratulates all students winning departmental awards, scholarships and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!

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Graduation – Spring 2020

By Gabe Saldaña | May 15, 2020

This spring the Department of English recognizes all of our graduating students on their momentous accomplishments.

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English Alumna Serves up History in Cookbook

By Gabe Saldaña | May 13, 2020

Inspiration from her master’s thesis led CSU Alumna Ann Diaz into a two-year project aiming to bridge the “civilian-military gap.” Proceeds from the anthology cookbook support veterans’ programs.