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English Programs

American Studies

This interdisciplinary program encourages students to combine, cross, and stretch academic boundaries as they study the diversity and complexity of American history and cultures.

Creative Writing

Read, write, and workshop original creative fiction and nonfiction work with your fellow students as you gain practical skills to launch your creative writing career.

English Teaching

Future teachers of English in secondary schools study literature, writing, and pedagogy while having opportunities to gain practical experience through tutoring, action research, and professional development events.

General English

The General English option offers Statewide Campus students a broad range of courses across all areas of the English department.

Literature

Learn the value of storytelling as you practice the writing, speaking, research, teamwork, and critical-thinking skills that prepare you for a career that matters.

Folklore

Learn to analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, yard art, dance, and costume.

MA/MS in Folklore Studies

Folklorists may analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, or yard art, dance, and costume.

Program Highlight

Sigma Tau Delta

English Majors Present at Sigma Tau Delta Convention

Six USU undergraduate English majors traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, from March 30-April 2 where they presented their work alongside other English majors from around the country at the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Convention. Janelle Bates, Shaylee Clark, Grace Ottesen, Beth Pace, Jimmy Shupe, and Ericka Stone were in attendance along with faculty advisors Professor Christine Cooper-Rompato and Associate Professor Michaelann Nelson.

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The Department of English, the largest humanities unit in the university, is a diverse community of teachers, scholars, and students, who work together towards a better understanding of the English language and its manifestation in literature, writing, culture, and the workplace. Despite the size of the department, our classes are small, offering individualized attention that helps students succeed and opens doors to both undergraduate research opportunities, and ultimately to careers that matter.

Undergraduate Research

Utah State University is one of the premiere undergraduate research colleges in the United States, and students of English can take advantage of opportunities to partner with faculty on projects.

Helicon West

This uncensored open-mic is the perfect place to read your poetry and other writing in front of an audience.

Internships

The English department's internship program is designed to help students enrich their education, gain practical experience, and earn credit towards their degrees.

Sigma Tau Delta

USU's chapter of the English Honor Society, a group dedicated to highlighting high-performing English students.

Sink Hollow

Gain valuable publishing experience by curating, producing, and marketing USU's undergraduate literary magazine.

Study Abroad

Study languages and cultures in their native contexts in order to gain an understanding of populations of other countries and the origins of many different facets of modern society.

The Bull Pen

Discuss your creative writing with other writers, participate in poetry slams, and flex your creative muscles with other students.