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    Language and Literature

  • Majors

    English (Literature Emphasis) 
    The Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Literature Emphasis, prepares students for graduate work in the discipline or for careers in research, writing, editing, and a variety of other related occupations. The program provides a broad overview of world literature with emphasis on British and American writers.

    English (Teacher Licensure)
    The Bachelor of Arts degree in English with teacher certification prepares students to teach English at the middle and high school levels. In addition to courses housed in the Department of Language and Literature, students complete the professional education sequence, including a semester of student teaching at the secondary level.

    English (Writing Emphasis) 
    The Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Writing Emphasis prepares students for graduate work in the discipline or for careers in writing, editing, publishing, and a variety of related fields. The program provides a broad overview of rhetoric, advanced academic writing, and various genres of creative writing.

    French
    The Bachelor of Arts in French prepares students for graduate work in the target language or for work in a variety of careers, including political science, business and academia. In addition to language learning and practice, upper-level coursework in literature, stylistics, and special topics, students will take a capstone course that will engage and motivate them to integrate their faith and their chosen disciplines.

    French (Teacher Licensure)
    The Bachelor of Arts in French teacher certification programs prepares students for careers as teachers of French in grades 7 through 12. Courses at all levels are designed to increase students’ proficiency levels in all skills, enabling them to teach effectively with an advanced knowledge of the target-language culture. Study abroad programs are available and encouraged for all teaching licensure candidates.

    Spanish
    The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares students for graduate work in the target language or for work in a variety of careers, including political science, business and academia. In addition to language learning and practice, upper-level coursework in literature, stylistics, and special topics, students will take a capstone course that will engage and motivate them to integrate their faith and their chosen disciplines.

    Spanish (Teacher Licensure)
    The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish teacher certification programs prepares students for careers as teachers of French in grades 7 through 12. Courses at all levels are designed to increase students’ proficiency levels in all skills, enabling them to teach effectively with an advanced knowledge of the target-language culture. Study abroad programs are available and encouraged for all teaching licensure candidates.

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    The Bachelor of Arts degree in TESOL prepare students for a career in teaching English as a second or foreign language in a context outside of US public schools.  Students in this degree program take specialty courses to develop skills in teaching English to youth and adults from other language backgrounds.

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Licensure) 
    The Bachelor of Arts degree in TESOL with teacher certification prepares students for a career in teaching English as a second language in grades PK-12.  Students in this degree program take specialty courses to develop skills in teaching students from other language programs.  In addition to these courses, students complete the professional education sequence of courses, including a student teaching experience, required for public school licensure.

    Interdisciplinary Studies
    The Interdisciplinary Studies major allows the student to develop an individualized plan of study. This program of study may prepare students for liberal arts graduate programs, and although it is not intended as prevocational, it will prepare students for entry level positions in professional areas requiring broad knowledge and skills in writing and critical thinking. Students interested in this major must consult with a designated advisor to design a major program of study that meets the requirements listed below.

    Minors