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Byzantium Magazine

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Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly

Fresh Voices is now accepting submissions. Do you have essays or artwork that you want published? Submit by June 5, 2015.

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The Medial Caesura

Read all about the Master's Program in the annual graduate program magazine The Medial Caesura.

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Only Connect! Newsletter

Keep up to date by reading English Department Annual News. Newest issue just published!

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Why should I become an English major?

Read all about it from our department chair and watch a video made just for you by an English major.

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Welcome to the Department of English

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The English Department at Cal Poly awards a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree. At the undergraduate level, the department offers classes in American, British, and world literature, creative writing, film, linguistics and TESL, and composition/rhetoric. At the graduate level, the department offers classes in American and British literature, historical and contemporary literary theory, composition theory/practice, and linguistics. The department also offers a post-baccalaureate English credential program for aspiring secondary teachers. Outstanding students and award-winning faculty make Cal Poly's English Department one of the best in the state.

Are you interested in getting more information about attending Cal Poly? Please visit our admissions page to request info that is modeled to your interests.

Notable Dates


Upcoming Quarters


March 30: Beginning of Spring Term

Summer 2015- more information to be posted soon!
April 9: Last Day to Add/Drop  
June 8-12: Final Exam Week  

Academic Holidays

Tues., March 31: Cesar Chavez's Birthday  
Mon., May 25: Memorial Day Academic Calendars

Important Dates:

Open Enrollment: March 7-25

April 3: Last day to file for Fall 2015 graduation
to receive a Fall 2015 Graduating Senior Rotation

April 9: Last day to add or swap classes via CPReg
with permission number & Last day to drop classes in CPReg.




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