Department of English

Our programs and courses focus on clarity in writing, advanced research skills and critical thinking through sustained engagement with literature. 

Graduates of our program are able to provide concisely written, compelling material for print and broadcast media. They write and distribute policy and communications in government, business and non-profit organizations. They also develop creative and effective approaches to education.

The study of English provides an ideal basis for further professional education, especially in law, business and the humanities.

News in Brief

  • Allison Bristol, Gilman International Scholarship winner
    VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota senior Allison Bristol received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study at the University of Pau in Pau, France in the spring of 2019 to fulfill her French Studies minor requirements.
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  • Congratulations to Michelle Rogge Gannon, Writing Center Director, whose story “Annabelle's House” appeared in the online British journal The Fiction Pool February 5. Michelle’s flash fiction story "How a Back Brace Can Help" will appear February 12 in the online journal Fla...