The Department of English and World Languages 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.

Department News



August 1, 2015
MA Examination.  Meet in Witherspoon Hall  141
 May 5, 2015
 Harper's publishes Brooke Johnson's The Brass Giant
 May 2015
 Dr. Gemme named Advisor of the Year
April 30.
2015 ESL Academy Application
April 14
6:30 p.m.
Angela Mitchell Reading
Witherspoon Hall  126 
January 15, 2015
View Creative Writing Contest Winners
September 2014
Sigma Tau Delta's Record Fund Raiser