Department Chair: Jennifer Gehrman
Professors: Susan Cannata, Jennifer Gehrman-Seis, Larry Hartsfield, Erik Juergensmeyer, Cheryl Nixon, Jesse Peters and Faron Scott
Associate Professors: Nancy Cardona, Shawn Fullmer and Michele Malach
Assistant Professors: Corey McCullough, Candace Nadon, Stacey Sotosky and Jillian Wenburg
Senior Lecturers: Michelle Bonanno and Ana Hale
The work offered in English deals with several aspects of liberal education: the linguistic and literary history of Western culture; selected studies in non-Western literature in translation; human values; the relationships between cultures in the Southwest; and written and oral communication, both utilitarian and creative.
Students with other majors find courses in English valuable for their general educational development. In addition, the English Department offers supporting courses for the Native American and Indigenous Studies major, the Gender and Women’s Studies major, the Environmental Studies major, the Liberal Studies major, and other programs in intercultural studies.
English courses and majors can prepare students for graduate or professional school; careers in business, industry, or government; careers in communications, theatre, or teaching.
Minors in English , Journalism & Multimedia Studies , and Writing are available for students majoring in other disciplines.
Although the three options provide a wide range of choices in coursework tailored to students’ career and graduate school goals, students in all options share a core curriculum. This common curriculum is integrated around reading, critiquing, creating, and producing texts:
English Major : An English major with an emphasis on traditional disciplinary training; preparation for graduate or professional school.
English Secondary Education Major : An English major with emphasis on training to secondary educators. Students must complete teacher licensure requirements in order to complete this major, which provides high-quality academic preparation to students who wish to become Colorado licensed grades 7-12 English teachers. The major is extremely demanding and requires careful planning and advising. Students choosing this option should consult an English Department mentor as early as possible in their careers, and should read the Teacher Education Licensure Program section of this catalog for the steps and requirements for applying to the Teacher Education Licensure Program and requirements for completing the program.
Journalism and Multimedia Studies Major : An English major with an emphasis on media and cultural theory and practice; preparation for graduate school or the industry.
Writing Major : An English major with an emphasis on writing; preparation for graduate school and writing-related careers.
Majors in English
English Secondary Education Major
Journalism and Multimedia Studies Major
Minors in English
Journalism and Multimedia Studies Minor