Languages & Literatures Department

Welcome to the Languages & Literatures Department

The Languages and Literatures Department at Hastings College offers programs of study in English and Spanish that are at the center of the time-tested liberal arts and includes courses in expository and creative writing, linguistics and literature in all the genres, including short stories, novels, poems, drama and essays.

The department provides a comprehensive view of literary styles, history and traditions, and pays close attention to individual literary works. The department teaches courses in classical, traditional, contemporary and popular literature and culture. An English and/or Spanish major or minor complements majors and minors in other disciplines.

Along with the pleasure of reading, discussion and writing, students gain skills in critical thinking and clear communication that are essential to success in every career, whether it be law, business, medicine, academia or others, that lead to an enriched and discerning approach to living.