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The Department of Literature and Languages offers you a variety of degree plans which prepare you for written and linguistic expertise in English or Spanish.

What sets the department apart is our insistence that whatever form it may take, discourse is discourse. Our programs encourage you to explore traditional texts alongside community writing, multimedia projects, public rhetoric, children’s and adolescent literature, creative writing, professional writing, linguistics principals and the digital humanities. A degree in English or Spanish prepares you for a variety of careers within and outside of academia.

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Literature and Languages :: Explore Our Programs

Explore Our Programs

Legal Studies Minor

The legal studies minor gives students the benefit of a multi-disciplinary minor with rigorous courses intended to improve their ability to get into law school and help them to succeed once there. The reason for this is that not only do law schools consider undergraduate GPA in admission decisions—they also consider the quality of the undergraduate courses taken by a candidate. The minor in legal studies is available to any student in any major who is considering law school upon graduation from A&M-Commerce.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

Become specialized in bilingual education. You’ll the foundation of bilingual/ESL education and how to assess, create and deliver specialized content for bilingual students. It is highly recommended for you to know Spanish.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 to 1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirement

Delivery Fully Online, Only Offered Online (100% Online)
Total Credit Hours

18 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate and Minor

The Graduate Minor and Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies provide the opportunity for students to focus on the interdisciplinary study of issues that shape and define our understandings of masculinity, femininity and sexuality. The study of gender enhances knowledge of the global world historically and across cultures.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1 to 1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No Foreign Language Requirement

Delivery Blended (50-85% Online), Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

12 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Welcome from the Department Head

The Department of Literature and Languages is a multidisciplinary department with programs in English, linguistics, foreign languages, and philosophy, and affords opportunities to the student for academic enrichment through diverse offerings and an international faculty.

Courses in the Department of Literature and Languages improve the reading, writing, and analytical skills of students, offer insight into the use and structure of language, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, and explore film as an art from. The programs offered for non-teaching majors are designed to prepare students to enter graduate study; or as basic preparation for professions such as law, publishing, ministry, broadcasting, government, advertising, free-lance writing, creative writing, and business. The programs prepare students to write effectively, to think and read critically and analytically, and to understand cultural and social differences.

Dr. Hunter Hayes
Department Head and Associate Professor
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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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