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Discover the Power of Language.

The Department of English at South Dakota State University is a vibrant community of faculty and students dedicated to the teaching and learning of language, literature, and culture. As they hone their abilities as writers, speakers, researchers, collaborators, analysts, problem solvers, and leaders, our students explore the ways in which the literature we read and write develops our capacity to understand ourselves, connect with others, and improve the world around us. Our program equips students with the knowledge and capabilities that are sought after by employers in a wide range of fields and industries, including education, business, publishing, public relations, technology, advertising, marketing, sales, law, and medicine.

Learn more about our department and its people by watching the video below. For more information, contact our Department Head, Dr. Jason McEntee, by clicking the email icon above. 


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SDSU professor Stewart to unveil new poetry book

Blending poetry and architecture has become part of life for South Dakota Poet Laureate Christine Stewart—she combines these distinct creative processes in her new book, “The Poet and the Architect.”

Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences move onto the next chapter

It’s almost graduation and time for students to move onto the next chapter of their lives! Three seniors in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have shared their experiences at SDSU, the impact of the time in their academic programs and what their future plans include.

The Hildegard Project presents a collaborative performance

An exciting performance is coming to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center May 1 and 2 after over a year of preparation. The performance, “Viriditas: Twenty-First Century Hildegard,” is a multidimensional piece featuring dance, poetry, stage craft and music.