The Clarke University Language and Literature Department provides exciting opportunities for outstanding jobs and advancement into acclaimed graduate programs. Students major or minor in either English or Spanish (or both). Students may also minor in writing. Language and literature students may participate in cultural nights, public readings of their work, study abroad, writing contests, an on-line literary magazine, and other activities fostering the study and enjoyment of culture, language, literature, and writing.
Our graduates include writers for the American Bar Association, translators, textbook editors, international business professionals, software coordinators, attorneys, freelance writers, bilingual educators, authors, College Spanish and English professors, elementary and high school teachers, school administrators, librarians, export managers, corporate accountants, inventory control managers, secondary language instructors, journalists, and insurance underwriters.
Faculty members in the language and literature department pride themselves on closely interacting with and advising students. Students relish the fact that their professors frequently travel abroad to places like Mexico, Ecuador, Africa, India, Spain, Guatemala, Japan, South America, and the like. Faculty also direct an active study abroad program and frequently publish poetry, stories, plays, essays, and academic articles, write and edit books, present at academic conferences, and win awards.
Because Clarke's language and literature graduates are able to read and think critically, understand language and culture in broad ways, and can articulate thought effectively, they excel in their careers and post-graduate work.
Majors and Areas of Study