Express yourself

Think critically, read analytically and communicate effectively in writing and speech

What can you do with an English degree? Everything.

With a degree in English from ASU, you can do anything. Students in our diverse degree program learn how to express themselves through traditional channels — literature analysis, rhetoric, linguistics, education, composition and creative writing — while studying contemporary themes, including environmental concerns, medical writing, human rights philosophies, digital narratives and computation. An English degree is applicable to just about any career and is a great springboard into graduate school, law school, medical humanities and more.


Internships

See the value of an English degree beyond the typical fields of teaching and tutoring. Internships are a great way for students to get an idea of what type of work they’d like to do after graduation and to gain valuable real-world work experience that looks outstanding on a resume.

First-year composition courses

Need to take a writing course? Fulfill your composition requirement in one of our small in-person, online or hybrid classes where you’ll get individual attention and feedback for growing your critical reading, thinking and writing skills.

Undergraduate advising

Our academic advisors work with new and continuing students, transfer students and prospective students to help them achieve academic success and make progress toward their goals. Whatever your needs — we’re here to help!

Alberto Rios

Our faculty

ASU’s Department of English faculty members are internationally renowned for their innovative research and teaching techniques. Our award-winning professors and instructors explore not only local expressions of the English language and literature but also pan-world manifestations.

Recent News

On March 13, English professor James Blasingame received an ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center Honor Roll award. Shawn Banzhaf, a military advocate at...

Congratulations to five faculty members in the ASU Department of English, whose volumes on animal studies, writing research, poems of the dead, and international student writing have been released or are imminently forthcoming.

Three Department of English faculty announce recent and forthcoming books centering on medieval optical science, Eastern European immigration, and verb meaning in English.

 

Upcoming Events


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Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10 a.m.
Location:
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
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Committee: Eric Wertheimer (Chair), Joe Lockard, Catherine O'Donnell.  ::  ABSTRACT: This dissertation provides a critical reassessment of the historical and modern conceptions of early American novelist Hannah...

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Monday-Friday, Jun. 4-15, 2018, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Multiple venues
A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project in the Department of English, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of...

Mon
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Monday-Friday, Jun. 4-15, 2018, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location:
Multiple venues
The Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) is housed in the Department of English at ASU. Its Invitational Summer Institute provides a dynamic environment for a diverse group of educators to examine their roles as writers,...