CAB

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Language, Literature and Arts

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Welcome to the Department of Language, Literature, and Arts! We invite you to learn more about all the exciting ways the department works with students throughout their journey at Texas A&M-San Antonio. We are a multidisciplinary department offering undergraduate degrees (BA and minor) in English and Spanish, a graduate degree in English, as well as course offerings in Art and Music. The department administers the Writing Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and the First-Year Composition Program. We also contribute to the university’s Core Curriculum, interdisciplinary minors, and teacher certification programs.

Our faculty are deeply invested in working with students across the curriculum. We value engaging students in research and enjoy sharing our own research, scholarship, and creative works. Our faculty engage in cutting-edge scholarly and artistic work that contributes to the expanding fields of knowledge in the humanities and arts.

We foster connection with the community—here at A&M-SA, locally within San Antonio, and beyond. We prepare students to apply their growing knowledge across multiple contexts and our programs are designed to give students wide ranging opportunities.  Our graduates pursue careers in law, the tech industry, public administration, and state department work; they teach at high schools and community colleges, and work in community organizing.  Many continue with their education by pursuing graduate degrees.

We encourage you to explore our programs through our website and in person.

Katherine Gillen, Department Chair

LLA Department Description
Language, Literature, and Arts is a multidisciplinary department comprising undergraduate and graduate programs in English and Spanish as well as course offerings in Art and Music. This department administers the Writing Center, the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and the First-Year Composition Program and contributes to the university’s Core Curriculum, interdisciplinary minors, and teacher certification programs.

Descriptión de Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes
El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes de la Universidad de Texas A&M-San Antonio comprende programas de pregrado y posgrado en inglés y en español. Además, el departamento ofrece cursos de arte y música. En El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes también se encuentran El centro de Escritura (Writing Center), El Programa de Escritura a través del Currículo (Writing Across the Curriculum Program) y El Programa de Composición para Estudiantes de Primer Año (First-Year Composition Program). El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes contribuye con el núcleo curricular de la universidad y ofrece especializaciones interdisciplinarias y programas de certificación de enseñanza para maestros.

LLA Commitments
The Department of Language, Literature, and Arts fosters students’ critical engagement with and production of linguistic, visual, and musical works. Faculty facilitate this engagement through antiracist and decolonial pedagogies that support interdisciplinary teaching and experiential learning to develop students’ translingual and transcultural literacies. These pedagogies align with curricular and co-curricular programs that build reciprocal relationships with our community. These relationships prepare students to apply their knowledge in public and professional contexts to effect positive social change in and beyond South Texas. Through this work, we support students as they move forward into a range of rewarding careers, including those as educators responsive to our region.

Compromisos de LLA
El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes busca estimular el compromiso crítico y la producción de obras lingüísticas, visuales y musicales. El profesorado busca facilitar el compromiso académico a través de pedagogías antirracistas y descoloniales que estimulen la enseñanza interdisciplinaria y experimental para desarrollar competencias transculturales e interlingüísticas. Estas pedagogías se alinean con programas curriculares y extracurriculares que buscan construir relaciones mutuas con la comunidad. Estas relaciones preparan a los estudiantes para utilizar su conocimiento en contextos públicos y profesionales que permitan un cambio social positivo dentro y fuera del Sur de Texas. A través de este trabajo, El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes apoya a sus estudiantes para que avancen en una amplia gama de carreras entre los que se encuentran planes de educación para los futuros educadores y personal de la salud de nuestra región.

LLA Vision
The Department of Language, Literature, and Arts is a campus leader in addressing issues of social justice and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. We empower students to value the cultural, linguistic, artistic, and literary traditions of our communities, while also introducing them to new ideas. We accomplish these goals by building sustainable and reciprocal collaborations with each other and community partners. We strive to foster student-centered classrooms that resist hegemonic structures of power through culturally responsive pedagogy. We work among ourselves to create a peaceful yet active department that enacts a coalitional model of self-governance rooted in transparency and dialogue that honors both the individual and the collective.

Visión de LLA
El Departamento de Lenguaje, Literatura y Artes es líder en el campus abordando temas de justicia social y promoviendo la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión. Capacitamos a nuestros estudiantes para que valoren las tradiciones culturales, lingüísticas, artísticas y literarias de nuestras comunidades, al mismo tiempo que les exponemos a nuevas ideas. Logramos estos objetivos mediante la creación de colaboraciones sostenibles y recíprocas entre el departamento y los miembros de la comunidad. Nos esforzamos por fomentar aulas centradas en los estudiantes que resistan las estructuras hegemónicas de poder a través de una pedagogía culturalmente receptiva. Trabajamos entre nosotros para crear un departamento pacífico pero activo que promueva un modelo de coalición de autogobierno arraigado en la transparencia y el diálogo que honre tanto al individuo como al colectivo.

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Language, Literature, and Arts Resources

Central Academic Building