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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Page address:
  • Office meeting in MNSU Conference Room
  • Armstrong Hall
  • Student reading book

English Department

In the MSU English department, students learn the kind of flexible thinking, creativity, and empathy that the current job market demands and that global citizenship requires.

 In other words, English classes cultivate adaptable skills, including:

  • reading and writing skills 
  • creative and literary thinking
  • analytical and research skills 
  • cutting-edge presentation skills

Students majoring in English may choose from a range of programs: Literature (BA), English Studies (BA), Creative Writing (BA or BFA), Communication Arts and Literature Education (BS), Technical Communication (BS), and Film and Media Studies (BA). The English department also offers minors in these same areas, as well as in Writing Studies, Linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.