The English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication Department consists of two areas: the English and Foreign Languages area and the Mass Communication area.
The English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication Department also offers courses in French and Spanish to meet the General Education foreign language requirement.
The English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication Department provides learning opportunities and experiences to enable students to:
- improve the basic skills of communication-reading, writing, critical thinking, speaking, and listening;
- develop techniques of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication for special audiences and purposes;
- develop the ability to communicate clearly and logically, utilizing skills in analysis and research;
- obtain knowledge of a representative body of western and non-western literature from major literary periods: classical, ancient, and contemporary;
- develop the ability to relate to the major genres of literature;
- develop an appreciation for the language, literature, and culture of people of other lands;
- develop basic knowledge for graduate training and other professional endeavors;
- acquire knowledge and strategies in the learning of language and literature through the use of modern technological resources in language and literature learning; and
- develop and attain proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the French and Spanish languages.