Imagine you're munching on popcorn with your kids watching the latest animated movie, and you continue to be amazed by the spectacular visuals, musical cues and overall entertainment value. But according to Drs. Shannon Wooden and Ken Gillam, Missouri State professors in the department of English, you should be focused on the messages within the films that viewers often overlook.
Look deeper into research and scholarly activities.
Research is an essential contribution by the University, and Missouri State encourages and facilitates research for three primary reasons:
Contributes to the public good
Both applied and basic research have the potential to enhance the quality of life for all.
Encourages faculty development
Research keeps faculty current in the issues and methods driving their respective disciplines.
Enhances the educational process
Research ensures "cutting edge" professors engage students and promote academic skills.