Department of English, History, and Modern Languages
About the Department
The Department of English, History, and Modern Languages, which offers three major programs and five minor programs, is grounded in the study of the humanities, where we observe how humans impact the world through both action and communication.
English, B.A. | English Education, B.A. | History, B.A. | Spanish, B.A. | Spanish Education, B.A.
English | Historic Preservation and Public History | History | Modern Languages | Spanish
Learn a new language, delve into historical archives, or master your creative writing skills with our expert faculty. Through internships, study abroad, and publishing opportunities, the Department of English, History, and Modern Languages will challenge you to write well, think critically, and examine the world through literature, history, and language.
Emily Spangler ’16 | Adult Services Librarian, Frederick County Public Libraries
English major, creative writing concentration
“I work in libraries, so the English program at Shepherd prepared me to research a topic or thesis using library databases and resources. As an English major, research was a major component of the papers we would write, so that experience comes into play when I teach others how to search for topics using library resources.”