In the Spring of 2014, 3 of our graduating seniors made the top 5 candidates for the George Nigh Award. Congrats to Noelle Hurt-Bryan for receiving this prestigious honor!
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English Department student produced video.
The Department of English and Languages offers two majors in English along with minors in English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Oklahoma Studies, Russian, and Spanish, as well as course work in additional languages. Students who study English, humanities, and languages enhance the reading and writing skills important in a variety of careers, absorb the cultural understanding necessary for success in a diverse society, and develop the critical thinking skills which will lead to professional and advanced academic success.
The major goal of the programs of study provided by the Department of English and Languages at East Central University is to prepare students for employment as teachers, writers, editors, or for liberal-arts positions in business and industry. The minor goals of the department's program of study are to offer a sequence of courses in literature, writing, and language skills, mastery of which will lead to an accredited bachelor of arts degree in English, and also to prepare teacher-certification candidates for the successful completion of the mandatory state examinations.
East Central University's mission is to foster a learning environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community interact to educate students for life in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society. Within its service area, East Central University provides leadership for economic development and cultural enhancement.