Languages and Literature

Inspired teaching and service. The heart of SMWC’s liberal arts curriculum.

Areas of Study

Open yourself up to a world of job opportunities. Establish a deep connection with different cultures and your own. The Languages and Literature department at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the home to classes and programs enabling you to expand your mind and express yourself. Pick your passion.

Write like a pro

Become a versatile writer with the ability to accomplish any task.

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Learn a new language

Combine a Spanish minor with your chosen major to improve your chances for employment.

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“I really like our department because students and instructors alike challenge each other and help each other become better writers. We do a lot of things we’ve never done before and I think that’s helpful for future job opportunities,”

– Karen, professional writing major.

Housed within this department, Aurora, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s literary magazine, is the oldest publication at the College. It is celebrating 147 years this year! Learn more >

There are plenty of opportunities to show your creativity. This department also sponsors biannual literary readings, Harvest Lights and Primavera.