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Welcome to the Department of English

Students who study English and Creative Writing at Fresno State explore the power of language and literature around the world. They learn to write well for a variety of purposes and they engage a wide range of texts, from Shakespeare to graphic novels. Class sizes are small. We believe the best English classrooms are communities in which students and teachers work together to analyze, apply, and construct meaning. Every year faculty design courses in response to changes in the field and student interests.

Spring 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

See our Students page for information and updates.


Technology in English

In Fall 2014, Dr. John Beynon redesigned his British Literature class through the Fresno State DISCOVERe tablet program. Dr. Beynon and his students used tablets and electronic texts to explore, discuss, and write about literature together. More and more faculty in our department are getting involved every semester in the University's technology initiatives.