Language & Literature
"Language & Literature May 2017 graduates (front row, from left) Theresa Holliman, Allison McSwain, Miranda Rester, Alyson Speights and Stephanie Newell; (back row) Dolores O’Mary, Dr. Marsha Newman, Sara Williams, Amanda Campbell, Houston Saxon, Dr. Tom Richardson, Katharine Thompson and Dr. Lorrie Massey. Not pictured: Karianda Gammage, Christopher Hobdy, Jaynea Jefferson and Carrie Wesley."
The aims of the English courses are to help the student learn to write with a high level of accuracy, effectiveness, and fluency; to give emphasis to research techniques, particularly for prospective graduate students in English; and to help the student to develop the ability to read critically and appreciatively the best of English, American, and continental literature.
The aims of the foreign language courses are to develop foreign language skills which enable the student to engage in oral and written communication with other peoples of the world and provide an auxiliary skill in professions; to develop in students a linguistic sense sufficient for students to be able to compare a native tongue with other languages; to give the student through readings in foreign language a background of culture of the nations using this language; to enable the student to read scientific, literary, and other texts in a foreign language.