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The Language Arts Division offers transitional courses in reading and writing and required general education courses in composition and humanities. The English major includes three types of courses: writing, literature, and cognate courses. Writing courses include English composition and creative writing. Literature courses consist of Introduction to Literature and two survey courses in both American Literature and British Literature and Introduction to Folklore. Cognate courses include additional literature courses as well as history, humanities, speech, and theater. An Associate of Arts Degree in English from Murray State is excellent preparation for a variety of degree fields including teaching, law and medicine.
The language arts faculty strive to help students become competent, confident communicators in whatever goals and careers they pursue. The curriculum is designed to develop effective written communication skills allowing students to achieve success in their college experience and future career.
Language Arts Faculty
Language Arts and Transitional English Program Interim - Chair
Education: Sam Houston State University (B.A.), Northwestern Oklahoma State University (M.Ed)
Kristy Weiberg is currently the Interim Chair for the Language Arts and Transitional English Department. With over 20 years of college teaching experience, Weiberg enjoys teaching Composition I, Composition II, Technical Writing, and Creative Writing. She has taught at Northern Oklahoma College and Missouri Western State University. She currently lives in Madill with her husband and three children - Cole, Jayden, and Cash.
Language Arts Instructor
Education: Wayland Baptist University (B.A.), University of Glasgow (M.Litt)
I am an instructor at the Tishomingo campus and faculty advisor for MSC's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I completed by B.A. in Secondary Literature and Language Arts Education at Wayland Baptist University in 2014 and my Master's in Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow in 2016. My graduate thesis examined the subversions of character archetypes in modern retellings of fairy tales. Research wise, my interests are mainly in fantasy literature and folklore, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I'm hoping to do my PhD on his work at some point. I currently teach Composition I and II classes, as well as the Intro to Folklore class at Murray. Fair warning: the puns are many and I cannot control it.
I live here in Tish with my wonderful dog Lola and species-confused cat Frodo, who Lola has claimed as hers. When I'm not checking out local sights and treasures, I'm either reading, knitting, or working on a book, all while drinking large quantities of tea or coffee
Language Arts Instructor
Education: Oklahoma Christian University (B.A.), East Central University (M.E.)