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English Literature and Language

The St. Mary’s University Department of English Literature and Language focuses on the human experience to enhance competency in visual, oral and written communication, to develop respect for multiple perspectives through analysis and to explore the world through the lens of ethical scholarship, rhetorical inquiry and creativity in the pursuit of the common good.

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Online Teaching

The English Literature and Language department has found that technology opens up the way we read and think about literature, writing and language. We worked hard in Spring 2020 to make our online experience work for our students and our subject matter. You will see some examples below of what this may look like for faculty and for students. The faculty are excited to continue to experiment with hybrid courses, in-person use of technology, and online courses. Our faculty are certified in online teaching pedagogy.

Accessible Literature

There are virtually no ASL interpretations of higher level readings, such as Homer’s “The Odyssey,” so a group of former and current students from the Department of English Literature and Language decided to change that.

The endeavor was made possible through a $1,500 grant from Humanities Texas, a nonprofit with a goal to create opportunities for lifelong learning and advance education throughout the state.

Academic Programs in the Department of English Literature and Language


English – Communication Arts

Master of Arts in English Literature and Language

Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language

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