Department of Arts and Letters

College of Arts and Sciences


Full-time Faculty: J. Wohletz - Chair, E. Grabowsky, B. Hirth, B. Holder, J. Jahner, H. McBee, K. Moberg, M. Stevier-Johanson, G. Walter


The Department of Arts and Letters provides highly beneficial courses and programs that contribute to the quality of life for the students and members of the Dickinson State University community and the residents of Southwestern North Dakota. Our curriculum provides the basis for a liberal arts education and cultivates an understanding and appreciation of different forms of communication and artistic and creative endeavors. Small classes and exceptional faculty help students develop and improve a wide range of skills, that include,

  • critical thinking, writing, and speaking
  • inquiry, analysis, and production of creative works
  • understanding and analysis of human expressions in cultures and societies
  • appreciation of the importance of empathy

Participation in Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines

By completing the designated courses for Art, Communication, English, Music, or Theatre, degree programs, students will have completed the requirements for the university’s writing program as described in the Academic Affairs section of the catalog for Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines. See the Writing Across the Curriculum section of the catalog for the designated courses used to meet writing requirements for your program plan. Course descriptions will also identify courses that are part of the writing program.



Bachelor of Arts degrees require completion of general education program requirements, major and minor requirements, and 8 hours of a foreign language.