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.

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  • 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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  • USD President Sheila Gestring just announced that Dr. Darlene Farabee has been selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of fellows for the annual President’s Executive Leadership Institute. Dr. Farabee was one of an overwhelming number of nominations. The English departme...