Department of Language and Literature


The primary mission of the Department of Language and Literature is to meet the education and research related needs of the diverse cultural populations of the region by exploring global languages and literatures.

We seek to communicate, to describe our surroundings with precision, to move the heart, to explore the ways of knowing, and to discover how culture is encoded through language. We aspire to grow intellectually and to share knowledge and culture with those beyond our four walls.

The department makes a major effort to provide life-long learning opportunities in modern languages including English, Spanish, and French, to residents of all ages and to serve as the linguistic and literary center for the region.

 Michelle Johnson Vela, Chair of Language and Literature (Photo)

Degrees We Offer

  • Master of Arts (MA)  in Cultural Studies;     

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English;  

  • BA with Certification in English

  • Courses and minor in French;  

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish;  

  • BA with Certification in Spanish;

  • Minors in FrenchSpanishEnglishWriting, Women's Studies, Journalism, and Film

  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Hispanic Culture

Special Events

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Works Cited by Bedford St Martin's Press

Click Here for the Jernigan Library Web Page   Online Writing Lab (OWL), Click HereClick Here for French Language Help

Click Here for WikipediaClick Here for Language Resource Center at MichiganClick Here to Visit the Poetry Foundation Web SiteTexas History Web SiteClick Here for HELP on Critical TheoryClick Here for Literary and Poetic TerminologyProject GutenbergClick for Dictionary by Wikipedia

This page was last updated on: September 29, 2016