The Languages and Literatures Department at Hastings College offers programs of study in English, Spanish, French and Publishing that are at the center of the time-tested liberal arts and on the cutting edge of literary study and production. The department provides a comprehensive view of literary styles, history and traditions, and pays close attention to language and individual literary works.
The department offers courses in expository and creative writing, literature in all genres, visual media such as film and comic books, publishing, and foreign languages - including Spanish, French, Latin and Russian. An English, Spanish or Publishing major or minor complements majors and minors in other disciplines.
Along with the pleasure of reading, discussion and writing, students gain skills in critical thinking and clear communication, which are essential to success in every career - whether it be law, business, medicine, academia or others - and lead to an enriched and discerning approach to living.