Skip to Main Content
Idaho State University home

English and Philosophy

Student writing on the quad in the fall

Our department offers small classes and award-winning faculty.  English students focus on literature, professional writing, or creative writing, while Philosophy majors take traditional or pre-law tracks.  Our M.A., TESOL certificate, and Ph.D. in  English and the Teaching of English prepare graduate students for careers in higher education.

The Department of English and Philosophy acknowledges with gratitude the Fort Hall Shoshone and Bannock peoples, their elders past and present, their future generations, and all Indigenous peoples, including those upon whose land the University is located. ISU commits to teaching accurate histories of the regional Indigenous people and of our institutional relationship with them and to collaborating with the Shoshone and Bannock peoples on future educational discourse and activities.

Interested in learning about our Spring 2022 courses?

Check out our spring 2022 English Course Booklet and stay tuned for videos featuring selected spring 2022 courses on our YouTube Channel.


You can follow the Department on our established accounts on Twitter and Facebook any time. Look out for our latest! Please like, subscribe, follow, and join in the conversation!

Friday, March 4th, 3:30-4:30 pm: Sabbatical Presentations by Amanda Zink and Jennifer Attebery. Details forthcoming.

Friday and Saturday, March 11-12th: Intermountain Graduate Conference hosted by EGSA (English Graduate Student Association)

Thursday, March 31st 5:30-7:30 pm, Wood River Room in the PSUB. Todd May Lecture. (Todd May was the philosophical advisor to the TV show The Good Place.)

Thursday, May 5th 5:30-6:30 pm in the Wood River Room in the PSUB. BR&S Launch Party. Come hear our rapid fire performances as we celebrate the publication of our 2022 issue.