English
The department of English offers programs and courses in language, literature and writing, all of which are considered indispensable in liberal arts education. The program includes majors and minors in secondary education, creative writing, professional writing and literature. Graduates in secondary education are ready to embark upon a career in their field. Majors and minors in creative writing and literature often go on to graduate school, though many find employment in a wide range of fields. The department also teaches a large number of courses in general education, helping students meet requirements in cultural and global awareness, literary analysis and written communication. Majors and minors acquire greater proficiency, but all students in English courses study the expression of thoughts and the interpretation of texts, while developing an appreciation of language and its infinite variety.



Graduates in secondary education are ready to embark upon careers; majors and minors in creative writing, professional writing and English often go on to graduate school, though many find employment in a wide range of fields. Recent English graduates have pursued careers in advertising, marketing, law, publishing, teaching and business.

The department also teaches various courses in general education, helping students meet requirements in literature and written communication. Students who choose to major in an English field acquire greater proficiency, but all students who take English courses work on the expression of thoughts and the interpretation of texts while developing an appreciation of language and its infinite variety.

The College of Arts and Humanities requires students majoring in this program to also pass two semesters of foreign language, and encouraged to exceed that requirement. A student may concentrate in German or Spanish, but courses in other languages such as Greek, Italian and Latin may be offered on request. English education majors are exempt from this language requirement, though a minor in language is recommended for students who intend to teach or go to graduate school. Knowledge of foreign language often proves useful in business, education and other fields.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
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