Chadron offers a wonderful setting for the study of English literature and the humanities, with abundant beauty, natural resources, and open spaces to help open our minds. Many of our English major course offerings, such as Great Plains Literature, Literature Across Borders, and Environmental Literature have been developed with an eye towards the natural spaces of the High Plains where we live, teach, and learn. Our unique partnership with the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center offers further opportunities to read and write within a regional and environmental context. In other words, English majors at CSC benefit from an unfettered exposure to the great outdoors; here, you can literally get outside yourself.
But even beyond our natural setting, we believe a course of study focusing upon great authors, great minds, and great writing allows you to get outside of yourself. Hence, our English, Humanities, and Philosophy courses in areas such as feminist and multicultural literature, Chinese philosophy, film studies, philosophy of love and desire, creative writing, rhetoric, and writing instruction all offer many opportunities for our students to move outside of their comfort zones and to explore new worlds of understanding.
Our department provides small class settings with close interaction between the scholars/teachers in our program and our students. We emphasize innovative instruction and impressive scholarship (our faculty members consistently publish and keep current in their fields of expertise), and we are dedicated to a high level of academic achievement in our students.
Beyond the walls of the classroom, Sigma Tau Delta (our English honorary) hosts a variety of reading, writing and performance events throughout the year that energize the region and consistently draw a large and varied mix of voices and talents. The professors in the program, the students you will encounter here, the events and activities you will be able to join, and the great setting you can take inspiration from—all combine naturally to help you get outside yourself.
For more information about English and Humanities programs, please explore the tabs on the left. For personal assistance, please contact:
Dr. Elisabeth Ellington
Professor, English & Humanities
Old Administration 202
1000 Main Street
Chadron State College
Chadron, NE 69337