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Associate Professor Jason Eric Miller says writers try to "make sense of things" in the world. Read his Metrosphere interview and short story "Apology" Explicit Morality_J Eric Miller (6,198 KB) PHOTO: Mackenzie Masson

A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers

The Department of English faculty members form a community of readers and writers who pursue the study of humane letters for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

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.

Our majors include English education, linguistics, composition studies, professional writing, film studies, creative writing and literature. It all begins with words on a page. 

Why Hire an English Major?

In a recent blog on The Huffington Post, enterpeneur and columnist Steve Strauss highlights four reasons why he prefers to hire English majors. 

Auraria Writers Week

April 27 - April 30

Free events for the Auraria Campus and the Community.

Headliners include:

  • Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison
  • Casey Gray
  • David Stuart MacLean
  • SlamNUBA, Denver's own national poetry slam champions

For a schedule of events go to



Writes of Spring Winners


2015 Scholarship Recipients

English Honors Convocation

Mon., Apr. 27, 2 p.m., Tivoli 444