Apr 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

English (B.A., B.S.)


36 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Students in this major must also complete requirements for a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences .

Note:


ENGL 101 and ENGL 210 are considered pre-major requirements and do not count towards the 36 credit hours required in the major.  Students who complete UHON 110 are not required to take ENGL 101 or 210 for the purpose of the English major.

Specialization: Secondary Teaching (36 hours)


Students who wish to obtain certification to teach secondary school must also complete coursework and testing in the School of Education. Please contact the English Department or the School of Education for further information.

English Double Major (30 Hours)


See English Double Major  for program requirements.

Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)


See Secondary Education-English Education specialization (B.S.Ed.)  for program requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will intentionally engage with diversity in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions leading to opportunities for equal access to participation in educational and community programs for all members of society.
  2. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  3. Students will recognize when there is a need for information and identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and convey that information to address the need or problem at hand.
  4. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate cognitive, effective, and behavioral skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
  6. Students will produce grammatically, rhetorically, and stylistically sound writing.
  7. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, discuss, and write about literary works, authors, genres, topics, and time periods.
  8. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of critical research expectations in literary studies and an ability to implement this knowledge in their written work. 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization