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Language and Literature

Language & Literature LogoThe Department of Language and Literature prepares students for a variety of professions via our English major and minors in English, Professional Writing, Spanish, Women’s Studies, and World Languages. Recent graduates have entered the fields of education, editing, publication, marketing, library sciences, speech pathology, law, and more. From Composition classes to Senior Capstone, our doctoral-level faculty will enjoy mentoring you and providing you with the skills to connect complex ideas and articulate your thoughts clearly— skills which employers find highly desirable and are at the heart of the work we do in the Department of Language and Literature here at SWOSU.

A degree in English equips you with an understanding of human emotion and motivation, a knowledge of literature to help you find a sense of who you are and your place in the world, critical thinking abilities, and creative communication skills. Moreover, you can tailor your English degree to meet your specific interests in one of our three emphases: Literature, Writing, or English Education. With courses such as Creative Writing of Fiction, Shakespeare in Context, Introduction to Linguistics, and World Folk Literature, this degree is as diverse or concentrated as you would like for it to be. We also provide several outlets for intellectual and creative sharing and socializing via coursework, on-campus events, and clubs which meet regularly.

Degrees Offered

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