Department Goals

  • To stimulate a lifelong engagement with reading as a source of learning.
  • To develop the moral imagination of students through literature and composition.
  • To help students appreciate the value of reading as a way to explore another's world without necessarily endorsing it.
  • To expose students to literature of various cultures as a catalyst for personal change and thus societal change.
  • To help students learn to use language effectively, appropriately, and responsibly.
  • To help students expand their spiritual growth, critical thinking, and intellectual development.