Department of Language & Literature


The L&L department boasts a 100% placement rate for alumni who apply to graduate schools. OC students have many opportunities to practice their craft. Soundings, an outlet for original works by OC students, alumni, faculty and staff, is among the top college literary journals in the nation. Students submit work in regional and national contests through OC’s chapter of the International English Honor Society, and serve as tutors through OC’s writing center and the Community Literacy Program.

Each year, OC brings nationally-known writers to campus. Past guests have included Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, National Book Award Winner Alice McDermott, and Tony Award Winner David Henry Hwang.

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • American Literature Survey
  • World Literature Survey
  • Creative Writing
  • Studies in Chaucer
  • Film as Literature
  • All Courses

What I Can Do With My Degree

Professional writing-creative or technical, university teaching or adult education, teaching English as a second language-U.S. or abroad, professional editing or publishing, professional interpreting or translating, law and advocacy, missions, public relations, copywriting, communications, human resources, any field requiring high-level writing/communication/research skills



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Any questions about this department? Contact Dr. Cami Agan.