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Department of Language, Literature and Writing

Programs in the Department of Language, Literature and Writing prepare students for meaningful lives as professionals in a global economy that demands innovative thinking, clear and effective writing, and cultural literacy. Our students and faculty form a close community of scholars who support each others' work, and who grow together in a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Students emerge from LLW programs able to express themselves creatively and professionally, and to engage with ideas critically and practically.


The department offers many majors, minors and graduate programs in the following areas:

  • English
  • English Education
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Education
  • Writing

Students interested in enrolling in a creative program dedicated to enhancing students’ imaginative lives, contact the Department of Language, Literature and Writing at 660.562.1265.

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What I felt was a sense of community. Most of the students were wearing Northwest gear, and I’d been on a couple college campuses before and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such school spirit. … Then we walked over to the International Flag Plaza, and again I’ve never seen anything like it before, so that was another sense of inclusion.

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Writing with a professional writing emphasis

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