what students say
This is what we hear around the hallways…
“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”
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
Language and literature program news
Author of The Dumbest Generation tells young people to stash their digital tools, discover quiet timeFebruary 11th, 2015
Digital tools in the hands of the young “generally serve an anti-intellectual purpose,” Mark Bauerlein told the crowd in a packed lecture room during last week’s Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University. Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, is author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and …More
Upcoming Writers Read author and English professor Mark Bauerlein to speak on humanities in the digital ageJanuary 29th, 2015
Take a minute and read this book title: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30). Chances are those words elicited some kind of emotion. If you’re under 30, you may have just looked up or away from your digital device and rolled your eyes. …More
- 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