For those students seeking a degree in English, you can expect to study American, British, and World literatures in survey courses in addition to developing your skills as a writer in our composition courses; however, as you progress throughout your degree plan, you will also encounter such offerings as American Romanticism, Advanced Composition, International Short Story, Non-Western Literature, Medieval Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Women Writers and Borderland Theory, Creative Writing, Literature and Film. You will find among our faculty professors specializing in fields as dynamic as Gothicism, Dark Tourism, Rhetoric and Composition, Contemporary Literature of the American Souths, Victorian Literature, African American Literature, and much more.
For those seeking to study an additional language, you will find yourself equipped with a wealth of enriching classes as well as cultural experiences. Not only will you study Spanish, French, and German language, culture, and literature—you will also discover a program with exciting experiences, including study abroad trips to Latin America, a pilgrimage in Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago, and study abroad programs in both Germany and Canada. All of this is made possible by our talented and enthusiastic faculty who boast publications and conference presentations spanning the globe.
Our departmental philosopher specializes in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Logic, and also has research interests in Asian Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science. The philosophy program is also proud to have a religious scholar who specializes in New Testament, Philosophy of Religion, and World Religions, and has research interests in Ethics, thus providing students with a well-rounded program. The professional mission of the philosophy program is to help students develop the ability to see and appreciate the inter-connectedness of all of the academic disciplines, to problem-solve in creative and interdisciplinary ways, and to acquire critical thinking skills important for succeeding in graduate work in philosophy and other disciplines, as students of law, or professionals in medicine, politics, education, and business.
- Writing Specialization
- Film Studies
- Women’s Studies
Program Graduate Level (Master of Liberal Arts)