Languages & Literatures


The Department of Languages and Literatures is home to a diverse range of faculty whose interests in languages, literatures, cultures and writing meet the needs of today's students as they prepare to enter a highly competitive, globalized workplace. The department provides a full range of internships, study abroad and co-op opportunities and other real-world experiences to complement the close instruction and attention to writing and language use students receive in traditional, online and blended classes. Students from the department have gone on to great successes in careers such as teaching, translation, publishing, law, business and the ministerial fields; the scholarship and creative work produced by departmental faculty have appeared in a variety of top-tier publications, just as their performance pieces and simulations have been staged locally, nationally and internationally to great renown.

Undergraduate Degrees: 
  • Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Degrees: 
  • MA English
    • Creative Writing
    • Literature
    • English Studies
  • MA TESS (Teaching English in Secondary Schools)
  • MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • MA Spanish
  • Hispanic Cultures
  • Hispanic Studies
  • International Commerce
  • Postcolonial and Multicultural Literary Studies
  • Spanish Language Studies
  • Spanish for Special Purposes
  • Translation – Spanish
  • French Studies
Undergraduate Majors / Emphases: 
  • English
  • English – Teaching
  • Spanish
  • Spanish – Teaching 
  • TESOL – Teaching
  • TESOL/Spanish Teaching
Undergraduate Minors: 
  • English
  • English – Teaching
  • Spanish
  • Spanish – Teaching
  • TESOL     
  • Writing
  • Interdisciplinary Language Studies: French
Contact Information: 

1001 Bartlett Hall                          
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0502   

(319) 273-2821 phone        
(319) 273-5807 fax            
Gail Moehlis

Department Head / Director: 

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