2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of English

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Jason McEntee, Department Head
Department of English
Pugsley Hall 301, Box 2218
E-mail: jason.mcentee@sdstate.edu


Professor McEntee, Head; Distinguished Professor Emeritus Woodard; Professors Brandt, Danker, Keller; Professors Emeriti Alexander, Brown, Duggan, Evans, Flynn, Haug, Kildahl, O’Connor, Ryder, Williams, Witherington, West, Yarbrough; Associate Professor Baggett, Nagy, Smith, Stewart; Assistant Professors Flynn, Malone, Wingate; Lecturers Bielfeldt, Michael Haug, Hublou, Madsen; Instructors Anderson, Biever, Brown, Ferrell, Halverson, Horsley, Kluck, Myrick, Nordquist, Serfling.


The English Department offers instruction in clear thinking and expression; in the history and use of language; in literature (British, American, World, Native American, Women’s, Ethnic, etc.); in literary criticism; and in creative writing and technical and professional communication. Courses in the English Department are divided into two areas: English and Linguistics.


English (B.A.)  
English (B.A.) - English Education Specialization  
English (B.A.) - Writing Specialization  
English Minor  
Peace and Conflict Studies Minor  
Professional Writing Minor   
Graduate Programs
English (M.A.)*
* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

The department is housed in historic Pugsley Hall (as of Spring 2014). The English Department also sponsors and supports community and state-wide events with speaking and teaching engagements through service learning, by educating students to become world citizens, and through campus and/or community and/or state/regional events such the annual Consider the Century conference, the Great Plains Writers’ Conference, and the Festival of Cultures

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

In addition to the academic programs, the English Department offers other activities and support for students. Oakwood features creative writing and original artwork by students. The English Club hosts a number of social and literary events. Finally, the English Department awards a number of scholarships to its majors thanks to the generosity of its alumni and friends.

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