Distinctives

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

By participating in the school’s annual UK study tour during the May-micro term, students can earn course credit while experiencing the beauty and history of the UK, led by knowledgeable and caring faculty. Many times, the tour’s itinerary journeys through the real-life settings of literary works covered in class, making the subject matter come to life. Often, more than one course is offered during the tour.

The small, intimate nature of the department allows the School of Languages and Literature to offer substantial, annual scholarships to qualified majors and minors through endowments.

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

The School of Languages and Literature publishes an annual literary arts journal, Embers, musical scores, and photography or visual art submitted by students, faculty, or staff and chosen by a committee of faculty judges. The journal is routinely supported by grant funds from the Plainview Cultural Arts Council.  Students also have the opportunity to present literary or creative works at the annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention.

Spanish

The Spanish division of Wayland’s School of Languages and Literature works in conjunction with the School of Education to accommodate the unique needs of ESL degree seekers.

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

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.

Languages

Wayland proudly offers students a chance to drastically improve their awareness of the world’s communities, as well as their earning potential by studying one or more of six foreign languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Latin, or Spanish. Students may also minor in almost any language within the School of Languages and Literature.