Department of English
The English Department offers a dynamic study of literature across historical periods, geographical boundaries and diverse political and social contexts.
- Nov3Thursday, November 3, 2016Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room Warren Auditorium 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
In the News
// August 23, 2016
The Department of English is pleased to announce that this fall Professor Tim Randell will begin as Professor of Practice in charge of …
// August 9, 2016
The Department of English is pleased to welcome Professor Amanda Moulder as the Director of the new Writing Program. Moulder has a PhD in Rh…
// June 29, 2016
Two of the Department of English’s professors, Dr. David Hay and Dr. Abraham Stoll, were featured speakers at the June 27, 2016, &ldqu…
// June 3, 2016
Friday, June 3, on the 2016 liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Devotion to…
// May 17, 2016
The Alcala Review is proud to announce the publication of its second issue, featuring poems, fiction and nonfiction stories, original artwor…
Why Choose English at USD?
Students build deep and lasting connections with their faculty and fellow students. The support and respect each student receives fosters a community that is committed to academic excellence, scholarly inquiry and mutual respect among colleagues. Browse the English Department Newsletter, and visit us in Founders Hall, Room 174.
Additional Programs and Special Presentations
The English department offers exciting addition programming, such as the opportunity to tutor in the Writing Center and Southeast San Diego Tutoring Project. Special programming includes our Honors society, Sigma Tau Delta, career workshops, student readings, and special lectures, including Joanne T. Dempsey Memorial Lecture series.
Led by our award winning creative writing faculty, our creative writing concentration offers genre specialties in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Foundational to our creative writing program is the Lindsay J. Cropper Creative Writing Center, which sponsors the annual Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series and our online literary journal, The Alcalá Review.
Research and Study Abroad Opportunities
Students are encouraged to further their learning through research and experiential learning opportunities. Whether the experience takes the form of attending plays at Britain's National Theatre, participating in our senior research class, Senior Project, or working with the Digital Humanities Tudor Plays project, students augment their coursework and bolster their resumes/portfolios with "real-life" experiences.