Understand the Human Condition
Reasons to Pursue an English Degree
English studies is a big field, including English education, literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, and cinema. Our diverse classes offer students more choices and more opportunities to explore their interests. Students hone critical reading and writing skills. They seek answers to the difficult questions. They create. They lead.
Employers notice the depth of knowledge students with English degrees bring to business. In a recent Huffington Post blog, Steve Strauss highlights reasons to hire an English major.
Study what you love.
Graduate on time.
Maximize career flexibility.
Turn classroom learning into real-world know-how.
- Hurry! The deadline to apply for an Department of English Scholarship is Feb. 28.
- Guest Novelist and Scholar Selah Saterstrom will present "Divinatory Poetics: Writings and Theory," 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., March 6, in KC 421. Free!
- Register today for our free 6th Annual Undergraduate English Conference on March 10.
- Ready, set, write! MSU Denver's annual Writes of Spring contest is open to submissions until 3 p.m., March 14.
- Current High School Teachers, New Grads: We have Graduate Courses!
- Ask an advisor about ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies, the new Rhetoric Minor, or the new Open Major.
- Dr. Cynthia Kuhn's book, The Semester of Our Discontent has been nominated for an Agatha Award, which honors traditional mystery writing.
- New alumna Meghanne Shipe's essay "Memory, Experience and Gratitude" is featured in MSU Denver's Early Bird.
- Dr. Christina Angel, co-founder of Denver Comic Con, spotlights the timeless appeal of the Star Wars saga as she takes Roadrunners on a tour of the Denver Art Museum's Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit.
A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers
In keeping with the liberal arts tradition of general education, we promote the basic intellectual skills of critical reading and writing as well as the kind of understanding of the human condition that comes from the experience and appreciation of serious literature.