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English, Languages, and Cultures

The Department of English, Languages, and Cultures includes programs in Composition, English Language and Literature, and World Languages and Cultures (Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish). The department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature, a minor in English, and areas of concentration (15 credit hours) in Spanish or French.


The Department of English, Languages, and Cultures offers a multidisciplinary, student-centered approach to learning that enriches the whole person and the larger community. By exploring literature, creative and professional writing, and international languages and cultures, the department provides the strong foundation of a liberal arts education rooted in the Africana traditions. The department engages learners in a high level of scholarly and creative work, develops critical and creative thinking and communication skills, and fosters a desire for life-long learning, self-efficacy, and civic involvement.


Through high-quality instruction in an array of traditional and emerging disciplines, the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures enhances the intellectual and creative capacities of all students while nurturing them as future leaders and professionals well-prepared to meet the needs of a changing world. By providing innovative learning experiences within and beyond the classroom, the department encourages intellectual curiosity, global engagement, ethical responsibility, personal and social awareness, and creative expression.




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