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.

 

Degrees and Programs

 

B.A. English

The curriculum provides a foundation of grammar and writing skills as well as a firm grasp on various literary genres and time periods.

B.A. English Education

The curriculum prepares students fo the standardized exams they must pass to be licensed and gives them the foundation in literature, language, and writing that they need for their future careers.

B.F.A. Creative Writing

The curriculum provides a foundation of writing skills, editing techniques, and advanced composition work to assist writers in finding their unique voice

B.F.A. Creative Writing Education

The curriculum provides a foundation of writing skills, editing techniques, and advanced work through teaching internships necessary for the licensure requirements in grades 4 through 12.

B.A. Spanish

The curriculum provides a foundation of grammar, writing, and oral communication skills in the chosen language of study as well as coursework in the cultures and history associated with the designated language.

B.A. Spanish Education

The curriculum provides a foundation of grammar and writing skills as well as editing and pedagogy techniques. Advanced work through teaching internships are required for the program to achieve the licensure requirements in grades K through 12.

M.A. English

The flexible curriculum is designed to prepare students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching and to provide secondary teachers with a content-specific program to enhance their credentials.

M.A. English - TESL

The curriculum prepares students for doctoral-level study or for careers in post-secondary teaching. The degree can also be used to enhance the credentials of secondary teachers.

M.A. TESOL

The curriculum is available to the full range of graduate students, domestic and international, who are interested in advancing their knowledge of and credentials in the teaching of English language learners.

M. Liberal Arts

The curriculum is about reaching beyond into the interdisciplinary realms. Whether it's to deepen one's knowledge as a teacher, professional, or simply as a scholar, students have three major fields to choose from: Communication, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts.

 

Department Highlights

 

 

Contact English & World Languages

Witherspoon Hall 142

407 West Q Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0484

Email: cbrucker@atu.edu