English and Modern Languages
English and Modern Languages students acquire skills in critical thinking, clear writing and oral communication while developing an informed appreciation of languages, literature and cultures. No matter your interests, the department offers programs that are engaging and help you continue developing as an individual.
Our faculty members practice what they teach.
English professors write for publication, edit professional journals and present their scholarship at conferences. Several faculty members also edit the Concho River Review, a semi-annual literary journal published by ASU, while others serve as editors for Computers and Composition, a quarterly journal focusing on the intersections of writing and technology.
Our modern languages faculty members guide undergraduate students in understanding the issues involved in approaching another culture through the language of that culture. Faculty members also make themselves available to students outside of class for various activities, such as weekly Coffee and Conversation sessions that provide students and the community with informal settings for practicing and developing foreign language proficiency.
The English program’s annual literary and artistic magazine, Oasis, offers students experience editing and designing. Students are also encouraged to join any of the department’s student organizations that embrace different aspects of writing and foreign languages and cultures.
A degree in English or another modern language opens the doors to a wide array of careers. Having a global perspective is becoming an increasingly valuable credential, and the field of careers requiring foreign language skills continues to grow. Our department helps prepare students for careers in both the private and public sectors in business, education, journalism, research, health care and public service. Some students continue their education in graduate, medical or law school.
For more information about the English and Modern Languages Department, call 325-486-6137 or e-mail us at email@example.com.