Department of English
Courses in the Department of English seek to acquaint the student with historical and current developments in language and literature, to foster a sense of literary values, and to develop the student’s competence as a writer.
The English Department courses are numbered to indicate approximate level of difficulty and subject area. The department encourages most students to begin their work in the department in Level I courses. The type of writing and reading assignments that will be emphasized are indicated in the individual course descriptions. Students enrolling in Level III courses (those numbered 300 and above) must first have completed a “gateway” of three courses: ENG-114, ENG-115 or ENG-116, and ENG-121 or ENG-122.
Majors in English are encouraged to study abroad, and the department allows appropriate coursework from approved international programs to apply toward the major.
|Florence Amamoto||Associate Professor, Sponberg Chair in Ethics||507-933-7399|
|Baker Lawley||Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Director of the Writing Center, and Firethorne Advisor||507-933-7402|
|So Young Park||Associate Professor and Department Co-Chair||507-933-7398|
|Eric Vrooman||Writing Center Director, Fellowships Coordinator, and Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7395|
|Elizabeth Baer||Research Professor||507-933-7324||web|
|Philip Bryant ’73||Professor||507-933-7393||web|
|Rebecca Fremo||Associate Professor and Interim Director of Writing Across the Curriculum||507-933-7392||web|
|Sean Cobb||Assistant Professor||507-933-6085||web|
|Robert Kendrick||Assistant Professor||507-933-6090|
|Sun Hee Lee||Assistant Professor||507-933-7394|
|Matt Rasmussen ’98||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-6052|
|Jenny Tollefson||Administrative Assistant||507-933-7391|
|Claude Brew||Professor Emeritus||web|
|Claus Buechmann||Professor Emeritus||web|
|Gregory Mason||Professor Emeritus||web|
|Larry Owen||Professor Emeritus|
|Rez Rezmerski||Professor Emeritus||web|