Our programs create graduates who are excellent decision makers and can express themselves creatively.
The Department of Language and Literature has a long-standing reputation for strong teaching and individualized attention to students: our small class sizes and low adviser/advisee ratio make this possible, as well as the variety of out-of-class departmental activities.
Our mission is to train our students to be highly literate, broadly educated graduates, able to think critically, to make informed decisions, and to express themselves creatively. We see this as the ideal goal of all higher education; having such citizenry would be of great social utility.
Publications and Events
The Plains Writers Series
The Nebraska Territory
The Judas Goat
The Neihardt Seminar
Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honorary
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society
A four-week study abroad experience in Costa Rica is offered each summer. Students earn six credit hours in the program, which is designed to enhance Spanish Language skill and understanding of the Latin American culture through immersion.