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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What Are Long Novels?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

What Are Long Novels

Attend Dr. Lindsay Thomas' Guest Lecture! Professor Thomas is a literary scholar and digital humanist using Network Analysis to answer pressing structural questions in literary studies. Read more



Faking the News

September 13, 2018

Fake News

Attend Dr. Ryan Skinnell's talk on the book Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump. Read more


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