English Department

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Department

Language Creates Change

Through in-depth study of language use, English Majors develop analytical writing skills which are rare and valuable in our increasingly technological society. English Majors at Dixie State University explore their talents through project-based courses and clubs. They contrive meaning from both ancient stories and contemporary speeches, studying language from its very core. They share meaningful discussions with individuals who share their love for reading, writing and analysis. They learn to be critical, to be persuasive, and to turn emotion into action with their thorough understanding of the ways language works in the world.

Sigma Tau Delta

We are an international English honor society with over 800 active chapters in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. The Dixie State University chapter provides students with a community of learners who are seeking space to discuss, create, and appreciate literature. Click here to learn more about Sigma Tau Delta.

The Southern Quill

The Southern Quill is a southern Utah publication run by Dixie State University students. Students who sign up for this course get hands-on experience in editing, publishing, and journal production. Click here to learn more about this year’s publication.

Creative Writing Club

Creative minds come together in the Creative Writing Club. Get involved with fellow writers to workshop ideas, build your writing skills, and get connected to the publishing community. Visit our Club Page to learn where you can join us.

Master’s Program

Our new Master’s in Technical Writing and Digital Rhetoric is going through the approval process and will likely be launched Fall 2019. The 30-credit program will offer a variety of graduate courses in technical writing, digital rhetoric, and writing technologies and will provide opportunities for hands-on experience, advanced scholarship, internships, and professional development. There will also be several paid graduate-assistant positions available for students interested in teaching first-year writing. If you want to learn more about the program, or if you would like to be contacted once the program is approved so that you can apply, please click here.