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

Recent News

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will host the annual Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series with Rita Dove, a Pulitzer Prize-winning po

We’ve been told that so much gets lost in translation.

Four faculty members in the Department of English announce highly anticipated new books recently published or imminently forthcoming.

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.


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!

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way
San Tan Ford Club
Briana Scurry will be the featured guest for “Title IX and Global Football,” on Tuesday, October 4, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium's San Tan Ford Club. Scurry was the goalkeeper of the World Cup winning '99ers, the...

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, 6 p.m. AZ
Arizona State University welcomes celebrated novelist Jonathan Franzen as a guest in its TomorrowTalks series. Franzen will discuss his book, "Crossroads" in an online event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. Arizona / MST (6 p...

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, 7 p.m.
Arizona State University welcomes fiction writer Jocelyn Nicole Johnson as a guest in its TomorrowTalks series. Johnson will discuss her story collection, "My Monticello" in an online event on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at 7 p....

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