Language & Literature

Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5047
Location: Laurentide 3110

Peter Hoff
Foreign Language Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-1591
Location: Laurentide 3209

Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1036
Location: Laurentide 3112

Careers in Languages & Literatures

Because it provides a broad knowledge base, flexible communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and an understanding of human nature, the English major prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. Students in non-teaching emphases are encouraged to minor in applied fields such as business, public relations, or journalism to complement the major. In recent years, English majors have found positions in the following areas:

  • Writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, and publishing companies
  • Technical writing
  • Management training and personnel
  • Public relations and advertising
  • Sales and customer service
  • Research
  • State and federal government
  • Teaching at the secondary or middle school level
  • Teaching English as a second language to adults, either abroad through the Peace Corps, or through bridge programs and corporate workplace programs

Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

  • Governmental service
  • Law
  • Social work
  • International business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Health professions

Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

  • Governmental service
  • Law
  • Social work
  • International business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Health professions

Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

  • Governmental service
  • Law
  • Social work
  • International business
  • Librarianship
  • Journalism
  • Health professions

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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