Welcome to the Department of English
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.
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Only Connect! 2013 Alumni Newsletter
October 2013The newest edition of the English department's alumni newsletter, Only Connect!, is now available online. Find out the latest news in the department from student and faculty awards and accomplishments, to the latest Learn by Doing projects and Lake District study abroad adventures. Continue to newsletter ›
AUG 28, 2013
Affordable Colleges Online has ranked Cal Poly the fifth best college in the nation for return on investment (ROI) for their English and humanities programs.
Affordable Colleges Online evaluated English and humanities programs in institutions across the country and identified those with the top ROI for their graduates’ education. According to the rankings, “Graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over 30 years and earn more on average than English and humanities graduates from other schools.”
Affordable Colleges Online determines ROI rankings based on total weighted cost and a 30-year net ROI. Cal Poly ranked in the top five among institutions such as Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkley, and James Madison University.
“We are honored to be recognized for the outstanding education our faculty provide in our English and humanities programs,” said Douglas Epperson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “This honor is one more validation of Learn by Doing in the College of Liberal Arts.”
Affordable Colleges Online ranked four-year, degree-granting, fully accredited institutions that offer English and humanities at the undergraduate level. Private, for-profit institutions were excluded.
Friday, Feb. 28 - Career Connections Resume Workshop
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Building 10, Room 220
Winter Quarter Begins Monday, Jan. 6
Finals Week: March 17 - 21
Monday, January 20
Monday, February 17
Spring Quarter Begins Tuesday, April 1
Registration begins: February 12
Open Enrollment begins: March 8
Open Enrollment ends: March 26
June 14-15 (Saturday, Sunday) Click for details
Visit the 2013-14 Academic Calendar for more detailed dates.