Department of Literature and Language Arts
Dr. James D. Watson, Chair
Writing Program Director, Annie Olson
Professors: Batts, Watson
Associate Professors: Compton, Olson, Palacios, Payton, Stuckey
Assistant Professor: Morales
The Department of Literature and Language Arts offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Language and Literature and in Digital Writing. Academic minors are offered in English Language and Literature, Digital Writing, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Communication Studies, and Spanish Studies. Students can also work toward a teaching certificate in secondary education with English as a teaching field through LeTourneauís Teacher Education Program.
Majors must attain at least a B in both ENGL 1013 (or ENGL 1004) and ENGL 1023 to be officially admitted into the English program and must attain at least a C in all other English courses.
All Language and Literature majors are required to take the ETS Major Field Test of Literature in English during their senior year and to compile a portfolio of written work. Digital Writing majors are required to compile a portfolio of written work and digital projects. All English majors are required to complete exit interviews with the English faculty during their final semester.
The minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) allows students to become proficient in the elements of English and in the theory and practice of teaching it in cross-cultural settings.
The minor in Communication Studies prepares students to work in print, digital, and oral journalistic and professional presentation settings. This minor is a natural fit for Business, Biblical Studies, Education, Literature and Languages, Digital Writing, and Pre-Law majors.
The minor in Spanish Studies permits a student to learn a language and also gain an understanding of Hispanic culture and society. To complete the minor, students typically participate in the Latin American Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Course descriptions and requirements for all programs are linked below. For more details about the people and programs of the Department of Literature and Language Arts, refer to the departmentís web page.