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The Department of Languages & Literatures offers undergraduate programs in EnglishSpanishTESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Creative WritingFrench, and Professional Writing, in addition to courses in Chinese and German. Our graduate offerings include programs in EnglishSpanish, TESOL, and TESS  (Teaching English in Secondary Schools).

L&L trains more language arts teachers than any other university in the state, and our students develop skills in reading, writing, language use, and cultural analysis in preparation for work in a range of professions and countries. Many students complement their classroom instruction with internships, translating and publishing experiences, as well as study abroad opportunities that help launch rewarding careers and lives. L&L students are part of a vibrant intellectual and creative community that is supported by scholarship opportunities and participates in clubs and honor societies in addition to on- and off-campus programming

Come and visit us! If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Julie Husband, Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.

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Monday, Oct 17, 2016

L&L's Wendy Hoofnagle will read from her new book, The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism, as part of a book launch event on Wednesday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Exchange (Bartlett 1017).  

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education brings Michael Luick-Thrams to UNI on Wednesday, October 26 for two presentations. 

At 3:30 p.m., in 115 Seerley, Luick-Thrams will present "Schindler's List on the Prairie: Iowans' Response to the Holocaust as it Unfolded.” This exploration of the lessons of Iowa’s response to the Holocaust for our world today will feature...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

Don't miss a poetry reading by Bradford Tice, author of What the Night Numbered, on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m., Bartlett Hall 1017.

In What the Night Numbered, Tice weaves together a number of narratives. From mythic to historical, these poems tell a queer story. The myth of Cupid and Psyche is re-envisioned, woven with the accounts of the...