• The Department of Language and Literature has the primary mission of preparing students for graduate study and vocations that emphasize verbal arts. The programs in this department provide students a liberal arts foundation for virtually any profession.

    We have recently added a major in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and begun the English Language Center. In its three years, it has helped more than 150 people in the community from such countries as China, Brazil, Iran, Germany, Russia, Togo, Congo, Japan, Mexico, Ukraine, Venezuela, and India, learn English or improve their speaking and writing skills.

    Our alumni work in a number of fields after graduation, including publishing, non-profit writing, librarianship, public relations and communications, college teaching, middle and high school teaching, teaching English as a second language overseas, university student life, ministry, social services, and graphic design. They have also gone to graduate schools, such as Boston University, the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Duke University, Harvard Divinity School, Yale University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Brandeis University, Oregon State University, Indiana University, West Virginia University College of Law, Regent University, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Indiana State University, among other institutions.

    Contact Information:

    Department of Language and Literature
    1125 Church Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8210
    Email: info@leeuniversity.edu  
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST