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The Humanities are our cultural and intellectual heritage – the sum of

human experience, thought, and expression. They give us knowledge

about the past, insight about the present, and wisdom for the future.

They teach us about others and help us to know ourselves.

-Oregon Council for the Humanidades

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Communications Studies

Are you interested in learning how communication messaging strategies impact our understandings of people and the issues that matter to them?

Communication studies prepares students to excel in a wide range of industries, including work in digital media, public relations, health and science communication, and political advocacy.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES:

 MAJOR MINOR

ADVISORS

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Estudios ingleses

Would you like to become an expert in language? 

English Studies helps students study its structure in Linguistics, its creative and professional uses in Writing, and its most beautiful and compelling texts in Literature. Join us, and learn everything words can do!

ENGLISH STUDIES:

TEFL CERTIFICATE

ADVISORS

Integrated Concentration

Would you like the freedom to explore the best of what English Studies has to offer, across the fields of Linguistics, Literature, and Writing?

Then the Integrated Concentration is for you!  Analyze language with our Linguistics faculty, read life-changing novels, poems, and plays with our Literature faculty, and sharpen your creative and professional writing skills with our Writing faculty members.

INTEGRATED CONCENTRATION:

MAJORMINOR

Language Arts Teaching Education

Would you like to impart your love of literature, writing or the English language to others?

There are teachers whose love of literature, writing, and language can transform the lives of their students. At WOU, we train these extraordinary people in the theories and practices of Education as well as the fields of Linguistics, Writing, and Literature so that they are prepared to inspire young people to love reading and writing. Join the tradition of great teachers by pursuing the BS in Language Arts.

LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHING  EDUCATION: 

MAJOR

Linguistics Concentration

Are you interested in language: how it’s structured, cognitively processed, and used in nearly all aspects of our social lives? 

The English Studies Major with a Concentration in Linguistics provides the skills to analyze the nature, history, and structure of language at all levels from sounds to conversations and discourses.

LINGUISTICS CONCENTRATION:

MAJOR MINOR

Literature Concentration

Will you travel the globe and across time on the words of great writers or will you seek the adventures and wisdom of novels, plays, stories and poems?

Join the Literature track of English Studies.

The study of literature prepares students for a life of insightful, detailed reading and writing, enlightened by glimpses from the past and ready for the changes of the future.

LITERATURE CONCENTRATION:

MAJORMINOR

Writing Concentration

Would you like to become a master of writing and editing?

Students in the writing concentration can dedicate themselves to creative writing, business/technical writing, or a combination of these! 

The world needs writers. The world needs you!

WRITING CONCENTRATION:

MAJORMINOR

 PROFESSIONAL WRITING CERTIFICATE

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Humanidades

Humanities majors and minors explore that unique human creation, language–not only for communication but also in culture, literary art, and philosophical and religious thought.

Employers want employees with effective oral and written communication, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, with the ability to analyze and solve complex problems, while making ethical decisions.  Humanities studies provides these skills.

HUMANITIES:

MAJOR / MINOR 

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Lenguas Modernas

Because new technologies allow us to connect and work with people from all over the globe, our ability to speak a foreign language increases our marketability, while learning about a culture different from our own.

Give yourself an advantage in obtaining employment in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, and marketing, to name a few, and study German or Spanish today?

LENGUAS MODERNAS:

ADVISORS

Español

¿Le interesa convertirse en una persona bicultural, un mejor ciudadano del mundo y un candidato a un puesto de trabajo más competitivo?

La carrera de Español te proporciona conocimientos profesionales de la lengua española y de las culturas hispanohablantes, incluidas las que están en auge dentro de Estados Unidos.

ESPAÑOL:

 MAJORMINOR

Certificado en Interpretación y Traducción Español-Inglés

Certificado de Español Bilingüe/Alfabetización

Certificado en Justicia Social y Aprendizaje Servicio (Bilingüe)

Alemán

¿Le interesa ver el mundo desde una perspectiva nueva y global?

¡Sprechen Sie Deutsch! A menor o un certificado en alemán enriquecerá tu vida y puede que te consiga un trabajo en una de las 1.100 empresas alemanas de Estados Unidos.

ALEMÁN:

 MENOR O CERTIFICADO

¿YA TIENES UNA ESPECIALIDAD? ECHA UN VISTAZO A NUESTRAS INCREÍBLES ASIGNATURAS SECUNDARIAS.

Estudios de Comunicación

Ética y Justicia Social

Lenguas Modernas

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Alemán

Español

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Feliz Cumpleaños WOU & ¡Hola Wolfie!

Bienvenido a la División de Humanidades:

CONTACTO

 

PRESIDENTE DE DIVISIÓN

Dra. Paula Baldwin

Teléfono 503-838-8065
correo electrónico: baldwinp@wou.edu 
ubicación: BELL 315

OFICINA DE LA DIVISIÓN DE HUMANIDADES:

Karen Scott
Asistente del Programa Administrativo de Humanidades

Teléfono 503-838-8906
correo electrónico: scottk@wou.edu
ubicación: BELL 313

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