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Students

Recipients of Spring 2015 Department Awards

Academy of American Poets-Cody Dietz
"Fireworks"
Honorable Mention-Daniel Mouron
"The Explorers Journal"

Henry Van Slooten Scholarship in English- Caroline Cerrelli
 "The Anti-Hero's Journey"

Robert apRoberts English Honors Essay Prize- Gabriela Almendarez
 "The Topography of Borders: Hybridity, Queerness, and Mexican-American Identity"

The Mahlon Gaumer Award- Stephen Florian
"The Rhetoric of Surf"

The Harry Finestone Award in English-Lily Thiemens
"Le Linnathon: Music and Mythology in Middle Earth

The Professor Mitchell Marcus Prize in English- Eric Barnhart

Congratulations to all!

 

 

Information on Freshmen Level Writing Courses

To help students achieve university-level competence in writing, the Department of English offers English 115 “Approaches to University Writing”. The prerequisite to English 115 is a score of 147 or higher on the English Placement Test (EPT). The CSU requires that each entering undergraduate, except those who qualify for an exemption, take the CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination and the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) prior to enrollment. The scores on this test provide valuable information about the students' skills in writing and reading.  An EPT score of 139 or lower determines a student must enroll in English 113A followed by English 113B. An EPT score of 140-146 determines a student must enroll in English 114A followed by English 114B. Students may also get tutoring assistance through the Learning Resource Center (LRC). The LRC is open to both new and continuing students on an appointment basis.