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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, Modern Foreign Languages and Speech Communications
Dr. Candis Pizzetta, Interim Chair
Ms. Anissa Hampton, Administrative Assistant
601.979.2250 Phone
601.979.5105 Fax

Location: Fourth Floor, Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building
P.O. Box 17600
Jackson, MS 39217-0300