Welcome to the Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English, one of the largest and most diverse departments on campus and a part of the College of Humanities at California State University-Northridge. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs in the field of literature, language, composition, rhetoric and creative writing; on the undergraduate and graduate level. In support of the English Department mission, we are dedicated with providing students with analytical and critical thinking skills, studying British and American literature and gaining knowledge on their literary and cultural history. We will help students and cultivate their imagination while challenging them to write effectively and read critically. The faculty and staff of the Department of English are committed to helping students meet their educational goals and expects its majors, especially, to be able to write clearly and correctly.

Department of English Fall 2023 Scholarship Award Winners

December 7, 2023

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Graduate Reading Series

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


The second Graduate Reading Series of the semester will take place in Jerome Richfield 319 on Friday, October 19th at 7:00PM. Read more

Teaching Credentil Information Session

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

teaching credential

Join us for an info session with the Associate Chair of the Credential Office to learn about the pathways within the English major that will turn your love of English and Literature into a fulfilling career as an English teacher!  Read more

Graduate Reading Series

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


The first Graduate Reading Series of the semester will take place in Jerome Richfield 319 on Friday, September 7th at 7 PM. 

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