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Languages, Literature & Composition (LLC)

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Focuses on British, American and world literature, applied writing, linguistics, literary theory and creative writing  
Includes analysis, theory and production of films
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Includes courses in autobiography, creative nonfiction, drama, novels, poetry and stories in a range of genres.
Includes courses in African American literature, culture, arts, history, social sciences and critical race theory.Includes readings, cultural events and exhibits designed to bring together the University community and first-year students in discussion of a single text and the issues it raises

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What Is the Value of a Humanities Degree?

What Are Our Alumni Doing?

  • Studying in Graduate School at Brandeis, American University, the Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the University of Kentucky, Winthrop University and many more
  • Working as journalists
  • Practicing law
  • Serving as officers in the military
  • Leading community organizations
  • Working as public relations professionals
  • Writing creatively
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Freelancing
  • Making films
  • Working with Teach Charlotte, Teach for America, Americorps and other national and regional service organizations
  • Teaching as college professors
  • Working in libraries
  • Teaching in K-12 schools
  • Managing and recruiting in the human resources industry
  • Living life

Director of African American Studies                                                    Dr. Cassandra Jones                  

Languages, Literature and Composition
Dr. Celena Kusch
Department Chair

Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche
Assistant Department Chair

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Student Support
Language Lab
PREFACE First-Year Reading Program
Writing Center

Community Outreach
Reflections Foreign Language Teachers Conference

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Department of Languages, Literature & Composition
HPAC 222
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5688
Fax: 864-503-5825
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