The School of Languages and Literature is pleased to provide a wide range of travel and intensive learning opportunities to help you enrich your education.

English & Humanities

The School of Languages and Literature (L&L) offers substantial, annual scholarships to qualified majors through endowments. We offer a diverse range of courses in composition, literature, professional and creative writing, film, and special topics.

Our School hosts and enjoys annual events such as WayCon (a convention for gamers and nerd-culture afficionados), the Writer's Symposium, Blind Date with a Book (hosted by our Sigma Tau Delta chapter), game tournaments (we have a specialization in Tabletop Game Design!), and the Write to Ignite virtual writing conference.

Graduating seniors in Wayland's English and Humanities programs participate in a capstone course, which refines and refreshes the concepts of their degrees while guiding them toward employment or graduate studies.

L&L publishes an annual literary and arts magazine, Embers. Judges for Embers consider submissions from students, alumni, faculty, and staff in the areas of writing in English or Spanish, photography, visual art, or musical composition. Students also have the opportunity to present literary or creative works at the annual convention for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

Those who participate in the school's bi-annual study tour to the United Kingdom can earn course credit while experiencing the beauty and history of the UK, led by knowledgeable and caring faculty. The tour journeys through the real-life settings of literary and creative works covered in class, making the subject matter come to life.



The Spanish Department of Wayland's School of Languages and Literature hosts an annual Festival de Lengua y Cultura competition inviting students from regional West Texas and Eastern New Mexico high schools to promote and celebrate language, literature, culture, and tradition through a variety of artistic endeavors.

Eligible students are invited to join the local chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the largest national foreign language honor society in the United States.

The school also offers students an exciting chance to expand their appreciation for the study of the Spanish language by blending cultural immersion with intensive, conversational language learning in a three-week study tour to Costa Rica during the May-micro term. Participants can earn up to six credit hours during the tour.

Seniors graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish participate in a capstone course, which refines and refreshes the concepts of their degrees while guiding them toward employment or graduate studies.


Wayland proudly offers students a chance to improve their awareness of the world's communities and cultures, as well as their career earning potential by studying one or more of seven foreign languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, or Spanish.

Our language minors include Spanish, ASL, Chinese, Latin, German, and Comparative Languages.