Department of English and Foreign Languages
The Department of English and Foreign Languages supports Cameron University's mission by providing student-centered courses designed by dedicated faculty members who have extensive knowledge and experience in their fields and a deep commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. The Department prides itself on exposing students to an array of studies in the fields of language, literature, and writing which will prepare them to contribute to communities at home and abroad by fostering cultural awareness; developing individual critical, analytical, and creative capacities; and encouraging habits of the mind that will facilitate success in rapidly changing academic and professional worlds.
The Literature Track
The Traditional Literature Track is designed for students interested in the study of literature and the English language. This track allows students the flexibility to create a personalized program of study combining courses in literature and writing. It is designed to help students in preparing for graduate school, law school, an careers in fields such as public relations, advertising, marketing, and business.
The Creative-Writing Track
The Creative-Writing Track is designed for students who want to focus on writing fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. Each student works with the program director or another creative-writing faculty member to design an individualized course of study suited to his or her interests and needs. Cameron's creative-writing students have had great success in being admitted to graduate school and have published their short stories, poems, and novels in a variety of regional and national venues. Students electing the creative-writing concentration might consider careers in public relations, teaching, advertising, technical writing, journalism, or any other field in which exceptional writing skills are required.
The English Education Major
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English Education prepares students to teach English at the junior high/middle school and high school levels. Students take a combination of courses in literature, writing, English grammar and linguistics, and secondary teaching methods, culminating in a student teaching semester. Courses help prepare students for Oklahoma state teacher certification.
The International Languages Major
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Languages is a broadly based liberal arts degree that exposes students to a variety of African, Asian, European, and Middle-Eastern languages. Students take a combination of courses in two primary languages, chosen from among Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. The 45-hour major also allows students to choose language electives from approximately 50 world languages. All course work emphasizes the development of both written and oral language proficiency. This program offers students an extraordinary opportunity to develop language combinations tailored to their interests and career goals.
Visit the Language Learning Center website for information on how you may learn a language at your own pace. There are dozens of languages from which to choose and any one may participate.