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Fall 2020 Coronavirus Announcement

For questions concerning departmental responses to the coronavirus, please email Dr. Erin Ashworth-King or call her at 325-486-6139.

English and Modern Languages Department

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Angelo State University aspires to celebrate the aesthetic and values of language. 

Our English program gives you the opportunity to explore a number of sub-disciplines, including:

  • English education
  • Literary studies
  • Technical writing
  • Creative writing

On the modern languages side, we offer the following language specializations:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian

Linguistics is offered in both courses of study. You also have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary programs, such as film studies and gender studies.

Committed Faculty

Our faculty members practice what they teach. Our hope is to inspire you by demonstrating the central role language plays in creating culture, understanding, community and learning.

English professors write for publication, edit professional journals and present their scholarship at conferences. Several faculty members also edit the Concho River Review, a semi-annual literary journal published by ASU.

Our modern languages faculty members will guide you through understanding the issues involved in approaching another culture through the language of that culture. Faculty also make themselves available outside of class for various activities to provide you with informal settings for developing foreign language proficiency.

First-Hand Experience

The English program’s annual literary and artistic magazine, Oasis, offers students experience editing and designing. You are also encouraged to join any of the department’s student organizations that embrace different aspects of writing and foreign languages and cultures.

Department Values

We acknowledge all habits, relationships, assumptions and intentions are founded in an underlying system of values. Through our programs, courses, assignments, scholarship, creative work, service and other activities, we foreground for our students, members and the community the values of respect, compassion, logic, open-mindedness, honesty, perseverance, presence, equity, diversity, transparency and innovation.

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Contact Us

For more information about the English and Modern Languages Department, call 325-486-6137 or email us at

Honor societies

Our department has local chapters of each of these honor societies:

  • Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic)

Join a Student Organization

These student organizations meet regularly in the Department of English and Modern Languages:

Writers conference

The English and Modern Languages Department hosts the annual Writers Conference that attracts guest writers from across the country.

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