English & World Languages
The department offers majors and teacher licensure in creative writing, English, and Spanish. In addition, the department offers minors in creative writing, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, film studies, Spanish for medical interpretation, and teaching English as a second language.
The department's programs seek to help students express themselves effectively; develop a respect for and an understanding of their own and other languages; appreciate and profit from a study of our global literary heritage; increase their awareness of and empathy for diverse peoples and cultures; discover the relevance of ideas and values found in their reading; and learn to think critically and evaluate wisely.
Departmental majors are prepared to live in a global society and for a variety of careers in advertising, communications, education, government, management, personnel work, public relations, and sales. Degrees in creative writing, English, or Spanish also provide undergraduate preparation for the student planning to pursue graduate study of business, law, or the humanities.
- Brandi Collins, a 2003 Creative Writing graduate, published her first novel, Caroline's Lighthous.
- Christina Suastre has been awarded a Sigma Delta Pi Study Abroad Award.
- On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the advisors and members of Sigmat Tau Delta, Tech's English honor society, raised $1,100 for the Equestrian Zone through a book sale held at Vintage Books.
- Check out the new online version of Nebo, Tech's literary magazine by using the Nebo (Online) Quick Link at the upper right.
- On October 14, 2016, scores of high school students took part in Tech's Oktoberfest, learning about German language and culture.
- On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Donika Kelly read from her poetry collection Bestiary.
- On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Dr. Annette Zakharian, Professor of French, who taught at Tech since 1984, passed away. Dr. Zakharian's students and colleagues mourn her passing.
- On Friday, April 8, 2016 World Languages Faculty and students held Hispanica Expo
- On Friday, November 11, 2016, Chelsea Woodard read from Vellum and Solitary Bee
- In September 2016, Dr. Lombardo published the third novel in his Carter Paxton series