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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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Byzantium Now Accepting Submissions

Byzantium Magazine

Get published! Byzantium is now accepting submissions!

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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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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.

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Winter 2015

Upcoming Quarters

Jan. 5: Beginning of Winter Term Spring Registration: Feb. 11 - Mar. 5
Jan. 14: Last Day to Add/Drop Open Enrollment: March 7-25
Mar. 16-20: Final Exam Week  

Academic Holidays

For details on Spring enrollment click here
Monday, Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Spring quarter begins Monday, March 30
Note: Tuesday, Jan. 20 runs on Monday Schedule! 2014-15 Academic Calendar

Monday, Feb. 16: Washington's Birthday Observed


Winter 2015 WPE - Sat., Jan. 24

*Exam registration begins Tues., Dec. 18
(see website for details) 


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