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Department of English and Foreign Languages

College of Arts and Sciences

General Information Department of English and Foreign Languages

Welcome to the Department of English and Foreign Languages. We’d like to invite you to consider a major or minor in English studies. Our program of study includes video composition and web design, film studies and fiction writing, journalism and business writing - in addition to diverse offerings in British, American, and world literatures.

Whatever the topic, English courses foster critical thinking and effective communication, abilities that will serve you well in your personal and professional life.

A major or minor in English can provide you with strong credentials as well as intellectual rewards. We offer 3 options for the major: general English studies, Professional Writing, and Literature. You may also be interested in learning French or Spanish, as well as expanding your knowledge of foreign cultures. We invite you to consider a minor in Spanish or French, a minor in Translation and Interpretation, or a major in Spanish.

We offer engaged faculty, opportunities for students to publish their writing and professionalize themselves, and an array of student social organizations.

Whatever the topic, English courses foster critical thinking and effective communication, abilities that will serve you well in your personal and professional life.

Department Highlights

    Classes

    Small class sizes

    Student Centered Program

    Student Centered Program

    Books School

    Academic Support

    Experiential Learning

    Hands-on Experience

  • Classes

    Small class sizes

  • Student Centered Program

    Student Centered Program

  • Books School

    Academic Support

  • Experiential Learning

    Hands-on Experience

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News

Top Stories

  • Arts & Sciences

    Welcome, Dr. Jose M. Pombo! November 17, 2021

    The English and Foreign Languages Department would like to warmly welcome Visiting Instructor of English, Dr. Jose M. Pombo.

  • Arts & Sciences

    Catching Up With 2019, Paris Razor, Who Is Headed To Grad School June 24, 2021

    In 2019, Paris Razor graduated from Barry with a double specialization in literature and professional writing. Since then, she has worked as the America Reads Coordinator at Miami-Dade College, and is preparing to take on a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.

  • Arts & Sciences

    What Oft Was Thought Is Available Now Online March 29, 2021

    The latest issue of Barry’s literary journal, What Oft Was Thought, is now available in a digital format online.

Our Programs

  • Arts and Sciences

    English (BA)

    Prepare for careers or graduate study in a variety of areas. Barry English majors have taken positions in marketing and public relations firms as well as teaching in middle and high schools. Many have gone on to law school, MBA programs, and doctorates in English.

  • Arts and Sciences

    Spanish (BA)

    Gain language skills as well as a deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture and literature. This major prepares you to teach and broadens your opportunities in areas such as international business and industry, social welfare, law, allied health professions, and communications.

Academics

Minors and Certificates

Expand Your Worldview at the Studio for Languages and Cultures

Located inside Monsignor Library, Rooms 207-208, Barry University’s Studio for Languages and Cultures supports faculty, staff, and students in learning foreign languages and raises their cultural awareness across countries.

We invite you to practice your Spanish and French skills with us while having fun. We can help you with your speaking fluency as well as to improve your Spanish and French pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar skills. We offer different options for learning at your own time and pacing.

The Studio also acts as a testing center for the internationally recognized exam, SIELE (https://siele.org/en/examen).

Contact information:

  • Yamilet Hernandez
  • Ph: (305) 899-3799
  • Email: YHernandez@barry.edu

Barry is the perfect place to explore the cultural values, practices, and heritages of other countries. We have one of the most diverse campuses in the nation in an extremely culturally varied city.

Approximately 78 different nationalities are represented here at Barry!

Some of the activities organized by the Studio include:

    Instructor

    Conferences and master classes

    Books

    Book presentations

    Movie

    Music and movie festivals

    Experiential Learning

    Cultural series

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    Cultural field trips

    Group

    Social events like Jueves de Juegos and Cafecito Literario

  • Instructor

    Conferences and master classes

  • Books

    Book presentations

  • Movie

    Music and movie festivals

  • Experiential Learning

    Cultural series

  • Inclusive2

    Cultural field trips

  • Group

    Social events like Jueves de Juegos and Cafecito Literario

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Below are past events hosted by the Studio:

  • Poetry and Micro Fiction Contest
  • Jueves de Juegos (Spanish Game Day)
  • Field Trips to Calle Ocho
  • Lecture Series on Exile: Spain, Cuba, and Venezuela 1939/1959/Today
  • Booth at Festival of Nations
  • Alpha Mu Gamma meetings and induction ceremony
  • Recent Cinema from Spain (online event, organized by Centro Cultural Español and General Consulate of Spain)
  • Miami Book Fair: Spanish Authors (online event, organized by Centro Cultural Español)
  • Miami Book Fair: French Authors (online event, organized by General Consulate of France)
  • V Festival de Cine y de Derechos Humanos (online event, organized by Centro Cultural Español and the Koubek Center)
  • Global Cuba Fest (in person and online event, organized by Miami Light Project and FUNDarte)

Workshops

  • Ritmos cubanos: transformaciones y adaptaciones a la batería, with Drummer Yissy Garcia (in person event, organized by Miami Light Project and FUNDarte)
  • Mezclando: Theater, Beats and Melodies with playwright Paul S. Flores and DJ Leydis de Cuba (in person event, organized by Miami Light Project)

Department of English and Foreign Languages Student Organizations

Department of English and Foreign Languages Faculty and Staff

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

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