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A major in English or a modern foreign language is the “Swiss army knife” of majors. Excellent communication skills are but one bonus that comes from studying language and literature.

Close analysis of literature trains you to think critically and prepares you for a variety of experiences, cultures, and human behaviors.

Intellectual curiosity and independent thinking are the hallmarks of language and literature students. The Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages will prepare you for leadership at Jackson State University and in the global marketplace.


Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech Communications
Dr. Candis Pizzetta, Interim Chair (Click here to make an appointment: https://calendly.com/candis-pizzetta)
Dr. Herd Graves, Administrative Assistant
601.979.2249 Phone
601.979.5105 Fax

New Location: Fourth Floor, H.T. Sampson LIbrary, Suite 4108
P.O. Box 17600
Jackson, MS 39217-0300


Faculty Office Hours and Locations (Fall 2019)



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