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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 "Want a Job with the English Degree?," Paul T. Corrigan, blogger and associate professor at Southeastern University, offers suggestions for how English majors might turn studying what they love into viable, long-term career paths.

Study what you love. 

Graduate on time.

Maximize career flexibility.

Turn classroom learning into real-world know-how.

News and Notes
  • Calling all creative writers and supporters of creative writers! El Poder de la Mujer/The Power of the Woman: A Literary Salon, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Emmanuel Gallery; Co-sponsored by the department of English, the department of Chicano/a Studies, and the Institute for Women's Studies and Services 
  • Free Film showing Victoria and AbdulFeb. 26, 7 p.m., Sie FilmCenter
  • Come Costumed as Your Favorite Book Character, Feb. 27 & Feb. 28, sponsored by MSU Denver NCTE Affiliate Chapter
  • Book SwapMarch 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., King Center 421, sponsored by MSU Denver NCTE Affiliate Chapter
  • Looking for money for next year's studies? Submit your scholarship applications today! Deadline March 1.
  • Show off your scholarly chops! Submit a proposal for the Undergraduate English Conference. Proposal Deadline: March 11. 
  • Seniors - remember to plan ahead! Summer Graduation Application process begins Feb. 9, Deadline: March 16;
    Fall Graduation Application opens April 13, Deadline: June 15.


Donate to the Lucas Fund. In memory of alum Lucas Dembicki, please support the emerging scholarship for MSU Denver students with a GED who are "pursuing a career in the field of writing."

We're So Proud!
  • English Ed graduate Janet Hernandez, '17, wins the first student Fulbright in MSU Denver's school history. Amazing work!
  • Professor Jesse Ruderman has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award from the First Year Success's Scholar Recoginition Program. Well-deserved!
  • Dr. Jim Aubrey, along with colleagues Dr. Andrew Muldoon (History), and Dr. Akbarali Thobani (International Studies), has received a $92,000 Fulbright for a month-long course on South Asian politics and history to be held this June in India. Congrats!
  • English scholar Cassandra Reid has had a proposal accepted by the 2018 Popular Culture Association Conference in Indianapolis: she is presenting on the intertextuality in David Wong's John Dies at the End series. Cassie will be giving a paper at the regional PCA conference in Albuquerque this year, too. Way to go, Cassie!

A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers

The MSU Denver English Department embraces the University’s mission of inclusive excellence and strives for programs and courses that value diversity in all its forms: race and ethnicity, gender, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, religion, socioeconomic class, national origin and nationality, linguistic diversity, age, disabilities, individual differences, and cultural affiliations.

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