Welcome to the Department of Language & Communication

Dr. Paula Furr
Department Head
318 Kyser Hall


Our English degrees offer students many opportunities: you may find yourself discussing literature from the old English Beowulf to Louise Erdrich's most recent novel, analyzing film to understand how a director unfolds a narrative or dialogues with the audience, diagramming sentences on the sidewalk outside Kyser Hall, exploring archives in the Watson Library, publishing your poetry or stories in our award-winning student literary journal Argus, or even interviewing storytellers. Beyond providing critical thinking and close reading skills, our major prepares students for a variety of post-college possibilities including graduate school, professional school and careers in diverse fields like medicine, writing, publishing, law, government, business, education, and film.

Whether you want to develop confidence, improve your communication skills, increase career success, participate in Speech and Debate, or major in communication or mass communication, our Communication programs can meet your needs. Our faculty seeks to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment and to meet the diverse and changing needs of our students, so if you have questions about what the Communication Major or Minor can do for you, please don't hesitate to ask!

Our minor in Foreign Languages exposes students to the study and teaching of the different languages, literatures, and cultures of Spanish- and French -speaking countries. The richness of their cultures is amply represented in the extensive range of courses in language, linguistics, and literature that we offer. A minor in a foreign language is attractive to prospective employers since it is indicative of the ability to perform your job duties bilingually. People prepared in foreign languages will have the skills appropriate for a career in education, law, medicine, translation, or interpretation.

Explore the information in the links to the right and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are a dynamic faculty who are passionate about our subjects and teach with enthusiasm. Let us show you!


NSU students, faculty, and members of the local community attended Fall Read in Watson Library, above. The annual event, sponsored by the Department of Language and Communication, provides a showcase for presenters to read original works or share works from their favorite authors. At the podium is NSU Provost Dr. Lisa Abney.