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Students in the English and Modern Languages major will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems.

Concordia students develop these skills by working closely with knowledgeable faculty dedicated to relationship-based education through discussion, debate, course presentations, one-on-one consultations with professors and supervised writing projects.

Students have many opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom to practical hands-on situations, such as writing for The Sword student newspaper, tutoring students in the Writing Center, student teaching or gaining internship experience at a local business.

Concordia's metropolitan location provides students an abundance of opportunities, some of which include attending readings by well-known authors, enjoying plays at numerous local theatres, joining literary discussions and writing groups at The Loft Literary Center, and touring the offices of potential employers.