Division of Literature and Languages

Literature and Languages

The Division of Literature and Languages welcomes writers, thinkers, and dreamers of all stripes. Through our degree programs, we teach students to read, to reflect, to imagine, and to create. Major in English or Creative Writing, and make space for infinite possibilities: explore global literatures in English, see the world through the eyes of poets, plumb the depths of your own soul.

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English, BA

The English degree at Dominican is designed to ground students in literary classics and provide them with the techniques of close reading, deepened by literary criticism. Students learn not only about literary value and artistic merit, but also about the diverse cultures that produce literature, from classical Greece to modern Japan.

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English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, BA

In addition to meeting the core requirements of the English major, students pursuing a degree in English with a Writing Emphasis take courses, taught by skilled writers, aimed at developing and honing their own skills in creating original fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.

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Literary and Intercultural Studies Adult Degree Completion Program

Literary and Intercultural Studies nurtures the mind and spirit through a study of global cultures, joining the truth of the human experience to the beauty of art. Our goal is to prepare you to succeed in whatever direction you choose and, more important, to set the foundation for a deeply fulfilled life rich with intellectual wonder, compassion, and creativity.

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Minors

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International Languages

At Dominican, we offer an array of international language classes introducing students to the numerous cultures and voices of the world. Our International language program provides instruction – pronunciation, grammar, reading and conversation, as well as immersion in culture through music, films, history, food and traditions. Whether one is new to the language or a native speaker brushing up on skills, our balanced programs help students create career and life opportunities in their local and global communities.

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Opportunities

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Tuxedo Literary Magazine

Tuxedo is a literary and visual arts magazine featuring works by students, staff, alumni, and faculty of Dominican University of California. The magazine reflects the diversity and artistry of our community, and may include works of poetry, prose, and scan-able art. Formerly an award-winning print magazine, it was changed into an online magazine to enter the twenty-first century in a more accessible, cutting edge medium that can be read anywhere on the world wide web.
Tuxedo Arts Journal

Tuxedo is a literary and visual arts magazine featuring works by students, staff, alumni, and faculty of Dominican University of California. The magazine reflects the diversity and artistry of our community, and may include works of poetry, prose, and scannable art.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. It was founded in 1925 at Dakota Wesleyan University. There are over 700 chapters of the society in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. One of the most recent, the Alpha Omicron Rho chapter, was chartered to Dominican University of California on November 26, 2007.

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Assets

2014 Intensive Summer Language Institute Summer

Intensive Summer Language Institute Summer 2014 International Languages

Alicia Daniels - Seoul, South Korea

Alicia Daniels: Senior English Major ‘19 at University of Seoul in Seoul, South Korea Fall 2018

Adult Degree Completion Program English Major Requirements

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English BA Requirements

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English with Writing Emphasis BA Requirements

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English Multiple Minors Requirements

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Spanish Minor

The minor in Spanish is designed to be international, intercultural and interdisciplinary. Study abroad will be offered in conjunction with the program.

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Healing Art of Writing Brochure

Dickens Universe

A week immersed in the Victorian era and the writings of Charles Dickens

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Faculty

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