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
The Master of Liberal Arts 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.
The certificate of proficiency in Spanish for Medical Interpretation provides a structured program for students who plan to work with Spanish speakers in a health-services environment.
The certificate of proficiency in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will provide a structured program for students who plan to teach English to speakers of other languages in the United States or overseas.
Contact English & World Languages
Phone: (479) 968-0484