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The Department of English and Foreign Languages’ purpose is to produce students with a Christ-like character who use the study of literature and languages to serve humanity by implementing a service- learning faith while carrying out the gospel commission in public and private spaces.

The English program is intended to meet the needs of students desiring a strong liberal arts background and/or superior writing skills for the job market, offering the traditional English major as well as a major in professional writing. The Spanish language program with Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA), provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the geography, culture, and language of a particular country. The program meets prerequisites for graduate school, and bilingual students find unlimited opportunities for service in the corporate world.






  • English
  • Spanish


  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
EN 221 : Literature of African Peoples

This course introduces students to the literature of sub‐Saharan Africans, African Americans and West Indians. Prerequisite:
EN 112
3 hours

EN 351 : Creative Writing

Designed to meet the needs of those interested in developing skills in creative writing, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prerequisite: EN 112 and junior standing.
3 Hours

EN 412 : Linguistics

Introduction to the core subfields of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics), focusing on the essential formalisms and analytical techniques needed to pursue more specialized coursework in the field.
Prerequisites: EN 111/112 with a C or better and
EN 203 or per
mission of the instructor.
3 Hours

FR 201 : Intermediate French

A general review and continuation of grammar and vocabulary building, with special emphasis on the spoken language. Selected readings on French‐American life and culture.
Laboratory is required.
Prerequisite: FR 102

SP 457: Spanish Advanced Composition (W)

This course is designed to further develop Spanish communicative abilities, both verbal and written as well as to increase the knowledge and ability to comprehend a variety of forms of cultural production in the Spanish language.
(Formerly SP 457 Advance Composition and Conversation)
3 Hours

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UNCF Golf Classic hosted by Oakwood University

Friday, April 7, 2023 Registration: 7:00 AM | Shotgun Start: 8:00 a.m. Hampton Cove Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Highlands Golf Course 450 Old Hwy. 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763 Fee for Individual Golfers: $250 Per Golfer (Includes Golf, Cart, Meals) Register here:...

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OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund

OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund A mini-series by Esther Smith, Development Officer Passionately telling the Oakwood story, this series will highlight the stories of those who run parallel to us, supporting the Oakwood Mission.  Rosenia D. Bailey, a member of the...

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Carter Hall News Update #3

Oakwood Family, As of today, September 15, 2022, most of the post-fire cleanup has been completed in Carter Hall. Thankfully, because of the fire’s localized nature, the vast majority of the rooms in Carter Hall were not affected by fire or water. However, smoke from...

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