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Kali Fajardo-Anstine (BA English '09) is an emerging
writer in the genre of modern Chicana short stories.
Read more about her in Metropolitan Denver
. PHOTO: Jessica Taves

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. 




Congratulations Fall 2014 Graduates!

MSU Denver student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English has been named the 2014 winner of the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award. This is the second year Metro State NCTE has won the award. It will be presented at the national convention of NCTE in Washington, D.C. in November. 

MSU Denver Composition Coordinator Jessica Parker was recently highlighted on Colorado Public Radio for her work helping freshman succeed in college. 

Sigma Tau Poetry Reading in Tivoli Spring 2014Professor Renee Ruderman reads her work during the Spring 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Poetry Reading.