School of Language Arts

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Welcome to the School of Language Arts. Language Arts houses English, Communication Studies, World Languages, ESL/Reading, and Women, Gender and Queer Studies departments.

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Communication Studies

The Communication Studies Department creates a transformative community within the classroom by encouraging students to listen intentionally, think critically, and speak passionately.

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The English Department offers composition and literature courses designed to provide students with skills needed to be successful in both their academic and work life.

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English As a Second Language (ESL)

English as Second Language (ESL) offers courses that help students identify and use grammatical elements of college-level English.

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Reading offers courses to develop comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of readings at the appropriate course level.

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Women, Gender, and Queer Studies

WGQS offers students an interdisciplinary, social justice approach to examining the complex ways that gender and sexuality inform identity.

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World Languages

The World Languages Department offers courses for the development and practice of various languages and cultures.

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Last Updated 4/24/19