English and Foreign Language

Philosophy and Goals

The English Department, through the efforts of qualified, experienced faculty and the availability of a variety of courses, strives to help every student develop the following skills:

  • Proficiency in reading and listening and an ability to communicate clearly, correctly, and effectively in both speech and writing
  • Expertise in critical thinking, arrived at through clear reasoning, logical organization, and close analysis - leading to informed judgments

These goals are essentially met by courses in critical reading and composition, public speaking, and a computer-supported Writing Center that offers peer tutorials in writing. Through offerings in literary classics, not only those of America and England but also those of other civilizations, cultures, and ethnic groups, the department strives to instill in Limestone students both aesthetic and moral values which will be a source of pleasure and self-fulfillment throughout their lives.