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Message from the Department Head

Jason McEntee
Jason McEntee, Department Head of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Welcome to the Department of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at South Dakota State University. We hope you enjoy learning more about us as you search our website. Our distinguished faculty teach a wide range of diverse and engaging classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, ranging from American and British literature, literary theory, linguistics, creative writing, professional and technical writing, peace and conflict studies and film studies—to name just a few.

In addition to offering the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, our department also offers a minor in Professional Writing as well as classes for the Peace and Conflict Studies minor. We also offer the Master of Arts degree in English. Our undergraduate majors enjoy small class sizes that are conducive to class discussion. Our graduate students also enjoy small class sizes in seminar settings.

Many of our graduate students also hold teaching assistantships. Please take a few moments to learn more about our programs and our faculty. Should you need additional information, please contact the department directly by telephone or by email.