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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Jason McEntee, Department Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
605-688-5191
E-mail: jason.mcentee@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
The English minor allows students to develop skills in communication, research, critical thinking, and focused creativity. Students can improve their understanding of people and cultural knowledge. Students learn how language works and how to use it effectively in a variety of contexts.

The program is open to students in any major, and can help prepare students for a career in law, public relations, education, politics, advertising, journalism, web marketing, publishing - or any career that requires critical thinking and persuasive writing.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will:

  • Develop and enhance their abilities to communicate in written English while they will be encouraged to view themselves as engaged, creative and relevant producers of knowledge.
  • Develop their literary background as one part of a humanities background which fosters intellectual skills, humanistic understanding, cross-cultural literacy, and aesthetic appreciation.
  • Develop their ability to think analytically, speculatively, and imaginatively in ways that are applicable across the disciplines.
  • Enhance their ability to employ instructional technology in their writing, learning and research in innovative and creative ways.

Academic Requirements
To count toward the minor, courses must be passed with a minimum grade of “C.”

Course Delivery Format
The department offers coursework on campus, online, and at attendance centers around the state.

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