English, Literature, and World Languages

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Department Information

The Department of English, Literature, and World Languages provides a strong and broad-based education in writing, literature, linguistics and world languages through an array of majors, minors and general education courses. We cultivate an appreciation of languages and literatures, enriching the communities we serve and preparing students to thrive in an increasingly complex and diverse society.

Faculty offer courses stressing cultural studies, international literature and issues, world languages, children's and adolescent literature, minority literatures, and women's studies. In supporting the University's degree granting programs, courses in journalism, technical communication, written communication and languages are designed to specifically support particular programs on the Ferris campus.

The faculty offer a number of other opportunities for students, faculty, and the greater FSU community. These include our student newspaper The Torch, a literary journal/writing contest (The Prism), the Literature in Person lecture seriesa faculty colloquium series, and a number of student organizations. The department is heavily involved in supporting writing teachers and student writers. We are also home to a full-service Writing Center.

Contact Information

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
820 Campus Drive, ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3988