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Recent News

Neal Lester has never cared much about awards.

Residents of Arizona are no strangers to the notion of their state’s landscape being barren and harsh, however misguided it may be.

This fall, the Department of English at Arizona State University will again offer courses that engage a local-to-global view of issues through the lenses of media and language.

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

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023, 2 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
Full presentation title: "Documenting Realities of a Multilingual Family with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Using a Behavior Logging App: A Linguistic Ethnographic Case Study." Committee: David Bryan Smith (Chair), Cindi...

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023, 12-1 p.m.
Piper Writers House (PWH) 450 E. Tyler Mall / Online
Please note that the date for this event is now Mar. 30.The ASU Book Group's March 2023 reading selection is "Animal Revolution” by Ron Broglio. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly...

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2023, 5-8 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
ASU hosts Mapuche language revitalization activists and educators Silvia Calfuqueo and Carolina Kürrüf in a multimedia event.While the Mapuche language, Mapuzugun, is considered “definitely endangered” by UNESCO, Mapuche...

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