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Mission Statement

The Department of English supports the university’s mission by providing opportunities for our students to develop literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills, as well as the knowledge of literature and aesthetic appreciation expected of culturally literate citizens and future teachers in our public schools.


Welcome to the Department of English

The English Department offers students an array of degree programs, exciting courses, and opportunities for faculty/student interaction. Guided by the conviction that language and literature shape lives and cultures, department faculty offer both traditional and contemporary courses. Students can study anything from Shakespeare to Multicultural California Literature, from courses in Milton to courses in Gender and Sexuality, Early American Captivity Narratives, Horror in Literature and Culture, Film, Screenwriting, Pulp Detective Fiction, or Children’s Literature. You’ll leave CSU Stanislaus grounded in both the classical and the contemporary, and you’ll be well-prepared to move towards graduate school or a career having fortified your analytical and communicative skills and imaginative powers.

English Majors can earn a degree in Literature, TESOL, or Teacher Education. We enjoy a low faculty to student ratio, allowing us to be available to students and innovative in our delivery of courses. Feel free to contact any of the faculty with questions or for more information about a degree in English from CSU Stanislaus.


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Spring 2014 Semester:
January 27 - May 16
Faculty Spring 2014 Schedule and Office Hours


Spring Census Date

February 21


Calls for Submissions

Submit poetry, fiction, or artwork
to Penumbra

Submit non-fiction and critical
essays to the San Joaquin
Valley Journal


Student Appreciation Event:

Fall 2014 Picnic/Potluck



CAHSS Commencement

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Undergraduates: 9:30 a.m.

Masters: 6:00 p.m.

CSUS Amphitheatre



MA Literature Comp/Exam:

Spring 2014:

Friday, May 2nd,              9:00A - 3:30P

Bizzini Hall, Room #208

Dr. Tony Perrello, Director of Graduate Program


California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382

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