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Department of English & World Languages


Part of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

The Department of English and World Languages combines a variety of exciting programs and courses led by faculty who work closely with students to help them achieve their goals. Studies include English, Communication and Rhetoric, Spanish, Creative Writing, Italian, French, German, and American Sign Language.

Program Offerings


English, BA

This program exposes students to literature, writing and practice, critical thinking, literary theory, communication, and information design, and much more. There are also two emphasis areas available in Creative Writing and Secondary Teaching Endorsement.


Spanish, BA

Whether you speak the language at home or are learning it for the first time in the classroom, we help you grow your bilingual superpowers. A K-12 Teaching Endorsement is available to those looking to teach Spanish through this degree.


English, MA

This graduate program prepares students for success and advancement in careers in teaching, writing, and scholarship, and to develop their knowledge and skills in the discipline of English studies to professional levels.



Communication & Rhetoric Minor

This minor is for students who want to develop the essential communication skills that make the foundation for future academic and professional success.


Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing minor is designed for students interested in pursuing an MFA in creative writing or students who wish to continue writing, publishing, and working in the business of writing after graduation.


English Minor

The English minor is designed to complement a variety of major areas of study including business, law, editing, publishing, teaching, and other related career paths.


Italian Minor

This minor offers a vibrant and dynamic introduction to the study of Italian language and culture. 


Spanish Minor

The Spanish minor complements a wide variety of majors in other disciplines for jobs where knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Students grow their proficiency and cultural knowledge of the many Spanish-speaking cultures in the United States and abroad.

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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