The study of language, literature, and the humanities is integral to every institution of higher learning. The Department of English, Humanities, and Languages fulfills a central role in Southeastern’s General Education Program by offering courses in English, Humanities, Spanish, Choctaw, German, French, and Philosophy.
Our mission is to prepare students for careers in education, professional writing, technical writing and communications, administration, and public relations. The major programs also prepare students to pursue graduate degrees in English and law. We offer three different concentrations leading to the B.A. degree:
English Education is a major for students planning to enter the teaching profession.
English is a major for those primarily interested in literary studies.
English with a Writing Emphasis is a major for students interested in enhancing their skills in writing and other forms of communication.
English minor is a complement to many other concentrations.
The Department hosts a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, and also publishes Green Eggs & Hamlet, a student-produced literary and art journal.
The Department offers a B.A. in Spanish, with two options: Spanish and Spanish Education. The option in Spanish is a liberal arts degree with the potential for many practical applications. It is ideal as a double major for students seeking to enhance their employability or who plan to work with a Spanish-speaking customer base. The option in Spanish Education produces well-qualified teachers who demonstrate a broad mastery of Hispanic language and culture. The Spanish minor is a complement to many majors, especially in the fields of Business, Law Enforcement, Safety, Medical Science, and Education.
The Department also offers a minor in Choctaw Language and Culture.