English Department

Statement of Support for Students

Chico State supports our students, regardless of their immigration status, and welcomes Muslims, DREAMers, DACA and undocumented students, and refugees; the English Department supports Muslims, DREAMers, DACA and undocumented students, and refugees; and I support Muslims, DREAMers, DACA and undocumented students, and refugees. I believe the executive order and other anti-immigrant policies and statements by the president are violations of justice, freedom, and our values. I am here for each of you, regardless of your beliefs on this issue.

The Chancellor of the California State University System is with us.

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson is with us.

The Chico State Alumni Association is with us.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way to support you or anyone you know through this time.

Tracy Butts, Department Chair, tbutts@csuchico.edu

Why do students choose an English major? For the many things we study: language, ideas, and theories. We are really six overlapping sub-divisions under one umbrella—the English Department. We study literature, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, editing and publishing, English education, and creative writing.

What can you do with an English degree? Many things. Our graduates work as teachers (elementary through university, in the U.S. and overseas), editors, publishers, writers for television and movies, software publishers, lawyers, doctors, bankers—the list goes on and on.

Whatever combination of our six disciplines you choose to focus on, we'll help you develop communication skills, written and oral. And those skills will open many doors for you.

For more information about our programs, visit the pages along the top navigation, and feel free to stop by the department office in the new Arts and Humanities building any time. We are located in ARTS 269. 


Temporary Linguistics Teaching Poisition Open

The Department of English is searching for a one-year, temporary appointment in Linguistics starting in August 2017. The candidate must be able to teach courses in general linguistics (e.g., syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics), English grammar, and second language acquisition. For more information, click here to see the handout.

Department of English Diversity Award

The Department of English is seeking applicants for its Diversity Award in the amount of $500.00. Applications are due April 14th.
Click here for more information.


Nathan Heggins Bryant - Book in Common Presentation

The Contours of Prison Writing: Or what we (should) talk about when we talk about prison writing. Presented by Dr. Nathan Heggins Bryant.

Click Here to be linked to the presentation!


HFA Graduation Celebration

Spring 2016 Awards - Department of English