Our motto—“Start here, go anywhere”— captures the unique value of an ASU Tempe campus undergraduate or graduate English degree, one that can take you in any direction you want to travel.
Faculty in the Tempe-based English degree programs are renowned internationally for their innovative research and teaching. They will help you learn how to go anywhere in life by challenging you to think, read, and write productively and effectively in multiple environments.
We focus on unfamiliar ways of seeing the world and your own place in it by bringing diverse perspectives to the study of language, literature, rhetoric, film, education, and digital media from today and other eras. We do so in depth and across disciplines, giving you the tools for creative problem-solving in any situation.
We emphasize writing—academic, creative, personal, public, and workplace—that explores difference reflectively and functionally. Our goal is to educate citizens who can think, read, write, and act in robust and significant ways to meet new challenges.
Start here, learn to think differently, and take yourself anywhere with an English degree from ASU, Tempe campus.
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