Recipients of Fall 2018 Department Awards
Eva Latif Writing Prize in Children’s Literature- Joyce Brummet
Linda Joseph Nichols English Merit Scholarship- Emma Wolgast
Thomas Magness Graduate Memorial Fund- Joyce Brummet
Oliver W. Evans Writing Prize-General Topics- Gianne Braza
Oliver W. Evan Writing Prize-Literature- Caitlin Hawkins & Alden Robison
Philip E. Love English 205 Scholarship- Oluwapelumi Akiwowo
Peterson Morley Award- Janice Robinson
Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize- Jarin Mumu
Northridge Review Fiction Prize- Sarah Densmore
Recipients of Spring 2018 Department Awards
The Angeline Olliff Memorial Award-Jessica Stewart
The Irene Clark Scholarship for Rhetoric and Composition- Maria Arienza
The Lesley Johnstone Memorial Award- Arnoldo Toral
The Henry Van Slooten Scholarship in English- Vanessa Lopez
The Harry Firestone Award in English- Maya Richards
The Mahlon Gaumer Award- Krisha Narayanamurti
The Philip E. Love English 205 Scholarship- Robert Denam
Professor Mitchell Marcus Prize in English- Sophia Apodaca
The William L. Wilson Award- Annabelle Bonebrake
Robert Roberts English Honors Essay Prize- Samantha Wallace
Linda Nicholes Joseph English Merit Scholarship:
Recipients of Spring 2016 Department Awards
Academy of American Poets Award-Sophia Apodaca Poem: "Coming Out to My Mother"
Honorable Mention- Alexa Spann Poem: "Rhapsody in Black"
Henry Van Slooten Award-Jake R. Rarick Essay Title: "Of Maus and Man"
The William L. Wilson Award-Josh Mandell
Robert apRoberts English Honors Essay Prize-Rebecca Rahimi Essay Title: "Commercializing Tragedy"
Professor Mitchell Marcus Prize in English-Nazanin Keynejad, Essay Title: "Villainy and the Will in Renaissance Drama"
Mahlon Gaumer Award-Eric Kufs Essay Title: "Cottages not Cottagers: The Abandoned Plans for the Unseen in Milddlemarch"
Harry Finestone Award in English-Tania Dominguez “Hegemonic Masculinity in Larry Kramer’s Faggots”
Linda Nicols Joseph Merit Scholarship Award-Catherine Cheresh, Samantha Goli, Zuleima Ugalde
Recipients of Fall 2015 Department Awards
Rachel Sherwood Award- Shetachai Chatchoomsai
Honorable Mention-April Shih
Oliver Evans Award- Lusine Makarosyan
Oliver Evans-Annabelle Bonebrake
Linda Nichols Joseph English Merit Scholarship-Sharaya Olmeda
Peterson Morley Award- Christian Cardenas
Philip E. Love English 205 Scholarship-Allison Bunyun
The Eva Latif Award-Daniel Freeman
The Eva Latif Award-Kaitlyn Hider
The Northridge Review Fiction Award-Antoine Bowman
Honorable Mention-Kirk Sever
Recipients of Spring 2015 Department Awards
Academy of American Poets-Cody Dietz
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
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.