Mission Statement

The word is central to divine and human interaction. Words are inseparable from ideas, and in the university, language carries the ideas of every academic discipline. Because its primary concerns are language and ideas, the Department of Language and Literature sees its task as leading the university to excellence in its liberal arts mission.

The Department of Language and Literature seeks to foster in its students, particularly its majors, the qualities essential to a Christian liberal arts education: the ability to read, write, and think critically; the curiosity to explore the world of ideas; the appreciation of the value of languages and literature; and the faith to integrate these various language experiences into a Christian world view.