The Department of English and Foreign Languages contributes to the University by offering general education courses to all students and specialized English and foreign language courses to those enrolled in degree programs. In the former, our mission is to enhance Alabama A&M students' communication and critical thinking skills and help them develop an appreciation for language and literature. In the latter, we prepare English majors for future careers in professional areas including education, government, and private industry. In addition, our curriculum builds a strong foundation for pursuing graduate degrees in English or other related disciplines. We believe that well-informed, confident individuals equipped with creative and independent thinking will enjoy a variety of opportunities.
The BA degree we offer has two concentrations: The literature concentration provides specialized knowledge of linguistics, grammar, and American and British literature. The English/Language Arts Teaching concentration involves training in both English and Education and will lead to certification in Secondary Education, English Language Arts.
Our foreign language courses provide two years of instruction in French and Spanish with support from a language lab equipped with state-of-the-art technology and language learning software.
The Department is moving toward the inclusion of a number of new degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.