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.
How can You turn your studies in English into a successful career?
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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.
- Congrats Spring 2016 Graduates!
- Professor Renee Ruderman has been named Professor of the Year by MSU Denver's Sigma Tau Delta chapter!
- Writing major Matt Passant won the Denver Women's Press Club Unknown Writers Contest in Poetry with his sestina, “After the Storm." Writing students Kristin Macintyre and Lindsay Lake also placed in the contest.
- Three Years in a Row! MSU Denver's NCTE Student Chapter recently won the national NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award.