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Languages, Literature & Philosophy
The Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy provides a broad liberal arts education for all students. Our courses emphasize reading, writing, and critical thinking, as well as research, analysis, and creative expression.

With majors in English, Spanish, and Women’s Studies and minors in Creative Writing, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Women's Studies, our students learn to analyze cultural texts, conduct scholarly research, think critically, and communicate effectively, while connecting their knowledge to the world at large.

Through our majors, minors, teacher certification in English and Spanish, the Concentration in Creative Writing, and certificate programs in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Applied and Professional Ethics, our students prepare for a wide variety of professions and graduate studies.
Two students in PainterThe department sponsors several student organizations, including Sigma Tau Delta National English Honorary, the Writers Forum, the Foreign Culture Club, and Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Students write, edit, and publish the university's annual literary magazine, The Dilettanti. In addition, faculty  and students have studied abroad on recent group trips to Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Spain, and Peru, and we host the annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium.

English Minor

Students majoring in a discipline other than English may earn the English Minor by taking 15 hours of English beyond the 9-12 English hours in the General Education curriculum. Of those five classes, any number can be literature, creative writing, theory, or TESOL classes. The minor is designed to be flexible to allow students to pursue their interests. A minor in English can develop interpretive skills, as well as strengthen writing and critical thinking skills, while allowing the student to explore the literary styles, periods, and genres they enjoy.


Are you ready to join the College of Arts, Sciences, & Education at The W? The application process is easy and we don't have an application fee for undergraduate admissions. We'll even tell you about the scholarships you will receive within a week of being admitted.

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