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“Literature classes really informed my peacebuilding and theory studies and helped me develop a critical eye.”

“This is what I always wanted college to be like”

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Language and Literature Studies

Language and literature studies at EMU offer a robust and challenging mix of formative classes with mentoring professors, many of whom have theological training and have lived internationally.

What makes our program unique?

  • Deep understanding of how cross-cultural study impacts learning.
  • Cross-discipline approach to learning
  • Conversation-based approach to learning or teaching a second language
  • Focus on critical thinking and immersion into text

Learn more about the distinctives of our program.

Language and literature program news

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    EMU and Sichuan University of China sign cooperation agreement

    January 15th, 2015

    Eastern Mennonite University and Sichuan University of Arts and Science, located in central China, signed an agreement on Jan. 13, 2015, to “promote academic exchanges, scientific research cooperation, and communication between teachers and students.” The signing occurred during a one-day visit to the EMU campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, by President Meng Zhaohuai of Sichuan University, …More

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    A ‘Royals’ following: Siblings find EMU the right place to thrive and grow

    November 7th, 2014

    Dig a bit into the student population of this “Christian university like no other” and you’ll find about 100 who are sharing their campus experience with siblings. Basketball players, religious studies majors, Iraqi STEM students, and missionary kids are among the siblings who have chosen to attend Eastern Mennonite University together. Some commute from nearby …More

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    Local writer and environmental activist shares love of Appalachian forests

    October 31st, 2014

    Chris Bolgiano is a self-described “mildly amusing nature writer” and a retired special collections librarian who resides in Fulks Run, Virginia. These authentic identities – citizen scientist, wide-ranging chronicler, and Appalachian mountain woman – converge in her literary works. From books to essays and nature and travel articles, her ouvre is as diverse as the …More

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