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About the Department


The Department of English and World Languages combines a variety of exciting programs and courses led by faculty who work closely with students to help them achieve their goals.

Critical thinking skills paired with strong oral and writing capabilities are central to success. Students who join our department can hone these abilities and apply them to any field or career where these skills are highly valued.

Studies in English include a general major and minor, a minor and emphasis in Creative Writing, and an emphasis with a Secondary Teaching Endorsement. The major in English leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and provides graduates with an understanding of language and literature as a basis for aesthetic, ethical, social, and academic ways of thinking, creating, and researching. The goal of the program is to develop general communication and learning skills and an understanding of the value of ongoing critical reading, thinking, and writing. We emphasize critical, analytical, and composition skills, which provide excellent preparation for professional careers in teaching, writing, editing and publishing, business, media, public service, law, and the arts. As a CSU Pueblo English major, you will do more than read great books and write fiction and poetry. You'll learn how to think critically and to write persuasively--skills that benefit every aspect of life.

Studies in Communication & Information Design (COMID), housed in the Communication, Rhetoric & Writing (CRW) program are particularly useful for career-oriented students who want to develop essential professional communication skills that will contribute to their future academic and professional success. These essential skills include the ability to think critically, identify creative solutions to complex problems, and—most importantly—communicate those solutions effectively and persuasively through speech, writing, and the visual design of information.

Studies in World Languages include Spanish, Italian, French, German, and ASL. By engaging with any of these languages, students prepare themselves for the many careers where educated bilingual speakers are highly valued and also gain a deep understanding of cultural diversity. Whether you speak the language at home or are learning it for the first time in the classroom, we help you grow your bilingual superpowers while also exploring cultures at home and abroad.

The Department of English & World Languages would like to reaffirm its commitment to intellectual inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge in an environment free of discrimination. We stand up against intolerance and will not accept intimidation based on gender, ethnicity, religion, race, disability, or sexual identity/orientation. We believe in the power and importance of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of thought.

We encourage our CSU Pueblo family to foster respectful and productive dialogue in our classrooms, in our buildings, and in our community. In our role as an academic institution, we pledge to promote inclusion and to respect the diversity of thought on our campus and in our community, country, and world.

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