Welcome to the Department of English,
Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies 

Dr. Jim MischlerClick Here for Department Events
Acting Department Head
318 Kyser Hall




Our English degrees, undergraduate and graduate, 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.

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 offered in language, linguistics, and literature. A minor in a foreign language is attractive to prospective employers because you can perform your job duties bilingually. Students 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 and passionate about our subjects. We teach with enthusiasm because student success is our No. 1 priority. 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 English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies, 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.