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Department of Languages, Literatures, and Writing

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Writing, a multidisciplinary department, promotes intellectual inquiry; cultivates the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of language; and promotes literacy. Our graduates are the critical thinkers and effective communicators employers want and the world needs.

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Thinking creatively, reading critically, and communicating effectively all elevate you in today’s job market and are the fundamental elements of the English Studies major.
Linh Dich Associate Professor in the LLW department meeting one on one with a student about her paper.


Through the department’s minors, you can develop your critical reading and writing skills, enhance your career opportunities, and pursue personal interests. Each one is the perfect complement to any Miami University major.

Multidisciplinary Courses

A range of courses from disciplines including — English, Linguistics, Journalism, Spanish, French, and German provides students with convenient options to fulfill their program of study requirements.

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LLW Spotlight

Claire Barrington

Claire Barrington '22

Claire Barrington, who graduated in 2022, is currently pursuing her law degree following a seven-year career in ballet. The adaptability of online learning at Miami Regionals allowed her to combine her college studies with her passion for performing.

Patrick Vaughn

Patrick Vaughn '23

A journey that included theater, marketing research, and culinary school brought Patrick Vaughn back to Miami to finish his degree from 2,000 miles away. 
Whitney Womack-Smith

Whitney Womack-Smith

Congratulations to Whitney Womack Smith on being named a Distinguished Service Award recipient! The Distinguished Service Award — one of Miami’s premiere awards — recognizes faculty or staff who have made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University.
Ann Kiep

Anna Kiep '20

Now a graduate student in school counseling at Cleveland State University, Anna Kiep ’20, found the skills she learned as an English Studies major at Miami Regionals were an excellent starting point for her future career as a middle school counselor.

Give to the Department

An investment in a student’s future is an opportunity for donors like you to make a difference. There are numerous scholarships, programs, and sponsorships awaiting your contribution. Tomorrow’s doers, thinkers, writers, and creators are at the forefront of changing the world. Please join them.
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Department of Languages, Literatures, and Writing

Hamilton Campus Rentschler Hall 204A