English & Modern Languages

About the Department

An integrated department of literature, linguistics and languages, EML trains students in the academic disciplines dealing with language itself, the medium of all social and cultural life. Our literature programs feature English and American traditions, Spanish and Latin American traditions, and world traditions. Our modern languages programs include Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. We also offer programs in English Composition, English Education, and TESOL. Students learn to read analytically, write clearly, operate trans-linguistically in an interconnected world, think critically about linguistic and literary phenomena, and argue effectively. Graduates of our B.A. programs go on to careers in fields like law, management, translation/interpretation, marketing, digital media, teaching, and many others. Our M.A. program places students in Ph.D. programs nationwide.

Programs of Study

  • B.A. in English (choose Literary Studies, Education, or Applied Language Studies)
  • B.A. in Spanish
  • M.A. in English (choose Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, or TESOL)

Minors and Certificates

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German (certificate)
  • Spanish
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Writing Studies