For more than a century, SDSU's Department of English and Comparative Literature has prepared students to become teachers who instill a love of language and reading in the youth of California . From these roots, we have also grown into a home for world-class poets and writers, award-winning literature scholars, and national leaders in the field of children's literature. We are also home to SDSU Press and three journals, including Poetry International, where students can contribute to the field in academic and creative ways.
For undergraduates, we offer a standard major in English; additionally, we offer a major in English in preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts. Our thriving graduate programs offer the M.A. degree in English and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing. In our classrooms, students develop depth, critical acumen, and perspective as they study the literatures of the world, from ancient times to the digital era, and prepare for careers in law, business, education, digital industries, writing, editing and publishing, and public service.