We provide specialized study in Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, and Creative Writing. We have award-winning faculty who are dedicated to maintaining a friendly and stimulating intellectual environment. We offer small classes that encourage active and meaningful participation for all students.
Through courses in Asian, European, Latin American, and U.S. history, as well as in public history, the Department covers topics such as Borders and Frontiers; Myth and Memory; Modernity and its Discontents; and Nature and Society.
Foreign language degree programs prepare individuals for primary careers in teaching. A language major also provides an auxiliary skill that many student match with experience acquired in another major to qualify themselves for careers in business, government, journalism, social services, and travel.
The major curriculum plans in each language include balanced groups of courses in language, linguistics, literature, and culture. Students may choose to major, double major, or minor in French, German, or Spanish.
An education in philosophy is first and foremost an education in critical thinking.Philosophy students are exposed to the classical texts and problems of ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy.