About Us

The Language, Literature, Culture, and Writing Department brings together the Department of English with the Department of Languages and Cultures to offer a wide range of majors, minors, and certificates that cater to a variety of interests and career preparation needs – whether your goal is to work in business, the nonprofit sector, education, publishing, international development, or government, or if you plan to go on to graduate school.

If you enjoy reading and writing, this is the place for you. If you are fascinated with international cultures and foreign languages, this is the place for you. If you seek to advance your linguistic and interpretive skills, and hone creative as well as critical thinking abilities, this is the place for you. If you work well independently yet thrive in a supportive community, our department is for you.

We offer courses in literatures from around the world including American, British, Spanish, Latin American, East Asian, and South Asian. We offer courses in creative and critical writing and in editing, publishing, and digital communication. We offer courses in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean and other languages and cultures. We offer courses in Linguistics, Bilingual Studies, and teaching English as a Second Language.

Our classes are offered in a range of modes: in-person, hybrid, online synchronous, online asynchronous, and hyflex.

We value and foster:

  • imagination and diversity
  • ethical and social responsibility
  • linguistic facility and expertise
  • digital communication and team collaboration
  • critical and analytical thinking skills
  • creativity in poetry, fiction, academic essays, and multimodal projects
  • advanced reading and research skills.