Along with courses specifically for a concentration, all English majors take the same core courses:
- E 240: Introduction to Poetry
- E 270: Introduction to American Literature
- E 276/277: Survey of British Literature I or II
- CO 300 or CO 301 A-D: Upper-Division Composition
- E 341: Principles of Literary Criticism
The Composition Program is a vital part of the English Department at Colorado State University. We offer more than 250 sections of writing courses to about 6000 students each year, as well as serving between 2500 and 3000 students a year in our Writing Center.
In addition to offering courses that fulfill the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements, the English Department also offers undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on writing.
Looking for more information about the Composition Placement Program? On the composition website you can find out about Composition Program news and events, faculty, courses, and degrees, as well as access contact information and related resources.
gtPathways offers resources that address how and why writing can be effective catalysts for learning in any discipline.
Faculty, instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and anyone else involved in this initiative will find useful resources on this site related to assigning writing, grading and responding to student writing, the importance of critical thinking, the challenges associated with integrating writing into a course, and much more.
The Rambler is a newsletter that includes what you need to know about registration, such as course offerings for the upcoming semester(s), registration details, advising information, important dates, Composition Placement Challenge & Re-Evaluation Essay information, and details about awards and internships.
Undergraduate Research and Artistry
Students come to the English Department at CSU to work with acclaimed educators, writers, and scholars. And with support from our mentored learning program, Sponsoring Undergraduate Research in English (SURE), every student has access to competitive funding that can facilitate their professional, scholarly, and artistic aspirations.