Courses in composition, literature, and communication are part of the General Education core for all Delta State students. Foreign languages and philosophy are required in many degree programs.
Upper Division courses range from traditional offerings such as Cervantes, Chaucer, Shakespeare, American Novel, Mythology, Creative Writing, the French Smybolist Poets, Ethics, and Oral Interpretation to more recent offerings such as Film Studies, Science Fiction, Detective Fiction, African-American Literature. Native American Literature, Business German, Technical Writing, Literature by Women, and Theater Tour to London. Class sizes are kept small to insure individual attention for each student.
A degree from the Division of Languages & Literature is a solid foundation for a variety of career choices. Many Division students elect to be secondary school teachers or to pursue careers in writing and editing, but others choose different paths.
Within the recent past, a number of Division graduates have entered law school while others have gone to graduate school; have joined the public relations field, have become translators, journalists, or have entered government service.
A fact of life in our fast changing world is that most people will change careers several times before retirement. The Division aims to send out students able to think critically, to speak and write with confidence, to solve problems, and to tackle whatever
adversity or opportunity that comes their way.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The Ellen Douglas Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding entering freshman writer majoring in English. Community College Transfer Scholarships are also available. Guidelines for applying for these can be obtained from the Division Office, 662-846-4060.
Entering freshmen in liberal arts may compete for the Davidson Scholarship, which covers the entire cost of tuition, room and board, and books. For further information, contact the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 662-846-4100.
General academic scholarships are automatically awarded once an official transcript is received and all qualifications met. University Work Study Programs and the Delta State Regular Student Employment Program are available also. For details, call The Student Financial Assistance Office, 662-846-4670
For More Information
Visitors are welcome in the Division Office in Suite F of Kethley Hall. Inquiries about any aspect of the languages and literature program should be addressed to:
Division of Languages & Literature
Delta State University
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
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