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The Department of English grounds students in the knowledge and practice of literary interpretation and history, as well as rhetorical theory and practice. Find the Department's Mission Statement here.

In addition, we train teachers in a variety of pedagogical models and encourage them to reflect critically upon the teaching profession and their place therein. We produce literate citizens and teachers of exceptional merit, with the ability to interpret and contextualize acts of signification in relation to their conditions of production and reception.

News and Announcements

The Greeley Tribune recently featured a story about an interesting new school in the works for Greeley: No desks, no walls, no problem for proposed Greeley school, the Fred Tjardes School of Innovation.  One of the founders, Courtney Luce, is in the School of Teacher Education but also teaches periodically for the Department of English. 

Writing Center

Our mission is to foster confidence, growth, and self-sufficiency in the writer. Since we desire to see advancement in the writer’s aptitude and knowledge of writing, we do not edit but instead teach clients how to revise their own work. Tutors work with all types of writing and with writers from all levels and abilities. Clients benefit from collaborating with knowledgeable, friendly tutors in a positive atmosphere.

Writing Center Services

  • Free, confidential tutoring on an appointment-only basis
  • Tutoring assistance for all writing from essays to scholarship letters to doctoral dissertations
  • Help with all stages of the writing process
  • Help with understanding and using documentation styles
  • Useful handouts covering almost every writing concern from punctuation to documentation
  • Help for those writing in English as an additional language

Contact The Director

Director: Crystal Brothe
Email: Crystal.Brothe@unco.edu
Phone: (970) 351-2056 (Writing Center)

Writing Center Website

Regular Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment

Summer Hours

May 10 - July 28

Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment

International Film Series

Administered by the English Department's Film Studies program, the International Film Series (IFS) at the University of Northern Colorado partners with campus groups and community organizations to bring you the very best international and domestic films! 

Films are screened on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Lindou Auditorium (basement of Michener Library). Learn more about IFS.

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Student eating during English 225 class

From the UNC Magazine
Fall/Winter 2018 Issue

Studying English via Food

English 225, The Story of Food, looks at how food is grown and prepared and what it means to us on literal, cultural and emotional levels.

Everything is connected, and it is impossible to study just one subject

Claudia Milstead, Ph.D. in English

Continue Reading "Everything is Connected..." in the UNC Magazine.