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Department of English

About the Department

As the foundation for so many career paths, the study of English is the creative core of higher education. At CSU, you’ll develop critical thinking, reading, writing, and language skills that support a lifelong love of learning.

With a firm foundation in English, you can pursue a career in teaching, journalism, or creative writing, or prepare for the broader study of law, business, or medicine. English majors often work toward graduate degrees in rhetoric, technical communication, and creative writing. See what our graduates are doing via the CSU English YouTube channel.

As a student of English at CSU, your education will be immersive and hands-on. Publish your work in peer-reviewed journals, present at national conferences, conduct independent research projects, and study in inspirational locations around the world.

 

Create Your Future

The Department of English offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Degree Programs
Program Name Bachelor's Master's Other
Creative Writing B.A.   Minor
ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)     Endorsement
Linguistics     Minor
Literature B.A.   Minor
Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Certificate
Professional Writing B.A.   Minor
Secondary Education B.A.    
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)     Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate

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Learn From the Best

The Department of English is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our English degree programs.

 

Dr. Judith Livingston
Department Chair / Associate Professor

 

Dr. Allen Gee
Professor

 

Dr. Courtney George
Associate Professor

 

Dr. Rebecca Gerdes McClain
Assistant Professor

 

Dr. Shannon Godlove
Associate Professor

 

Dr. Leslie Haines
Lecturer of English

 

Dontreal Jackson-Ross
Lecturer in English

 

Dr. Seon Jeon
Professor

 

Joseph Miller
Associate Professor

 
 

Dr. Jim Owen
Professor

 

Dr. Carolina Pelaez-Morales
Associate Professor

 

Dr. Eliot Rendleman
Professor of English

 

Sundi Rose
Senior Lecturer

 

Natalia Temesgen
Assistant Professor

 

Dr. Scott Wilkerson
Assistant Professor

 

Crystal Woods
Assistant Professor

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We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.

Beyond the Classroom

At Columbus State University, you'll have opportunities to enhance your education in our degree programs by participating in organizations, events, and more.

 

Thrive

Our instructors are working professionals – active in the fields of creative writing, journalism, and the teaching arts. We share our passion for English with students through individual mentorships, one-on-one feedback, and experiential learning.

The Arden, Columbus State University’s award-winning literary journal, gives students an opportunity to develop valuable editing and publishing experience. The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians offers a range of creative resources including scholarships, literary prizes, and an annual in-residence writing fellowship.

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