Welcome to the Department of English and Languages

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.

Students in cap and gown

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.

 Study abroad students posing

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. 

In a culture that relies on a literate citizenry, the need for training in skilled language comprehension and usage continues to increase. To foster such a citizenry, as well as to achieve the department's program goals, the English department makes a variety of learning opportunities available to its students, including classroom lectures and discussions, teaching experiences, a publications practicum, internships as editors of Originals, as well as reading, writing, and research activities.

Student on a Trip to Philbrook

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.

ECU Mission in Russian - Миссией Центрального восточного университета является созддание такой обстановки для обучения, при которой преподаватели, студенты, а также жители города будут иметь возможность сообща готовить студентов к жизни в стремительно изменяющемся и мультикультурном мире. В своём регионе Цетральный восточный университет признаётся неоспоримым лидером в области экономического развития и в культурного обогащения.   Translated by Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya
ECU Mission in Spanish - La misión de la Universidad Central de East Central es albergar un ambiente de aprendizaje en el que los estudiantes, los profesores, los empleados y los otros miembros de la comunidad interactúen para así educar a los alumnos para una vida en una sociedad que cambia con rapidez y que es culturalmente diversa. En este contexto de servicio, la Universidad Central de East Central provee liderazgo para el desarrollo económico y el enriquecimiento cultural.  Translated by Dr. Yolanda Forero-Villegas