Department Office

Calaveras Hall 103
Phone: 916-278-6586
Fax: 916-278-5410
Mailing address:
English Department MS 6075
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Department hours

Department Officers

David Toise
Department Chair

Julie Yen
Vice Chair

Hellen Lee
Vice Chair

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Welcome to the English Department

Students study on campusOur Mission

The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language. The department seeks to help students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and realize their own intellectual and creative goals.

At the undergraduate and graduate levels, the English Department presents a broad and balanced curriculum designed to develop the reading and writing skills, the interpretative abilities, and the cultural awareness of its students by maintaining and enhancing a tradition of strong teaching, solid scholarship, and vigorous support of creative literary activity.

Graduates of the department are well equipped to enter advanced degree programs and to pursue careers in teaching, law, publishing, the arts, and other areas in which the ability to read and write the English language effectively is paramount.