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Rebecca Babcock, Chair of Literature and Languages
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Dr. Rebecca Babcock
Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Literature and Languages
MB 4138

English Program MissionLiterature and Culture

Our mission is to provide students with a knowledge of British and American literature written by canonical and non-canonical writers with special attention to poetry, fiction, and drama, often with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of literature and on the structure and complexity of the English language. Through the teaching of literary works of the past and present, the department provides students with opportunities to relate cultural, historical, aesthetic, social and psychological issues of literary works to their own psychological, sociopolitical and cultural conditions today. In the process, students also learn the importance of respecting other people's perspectives in order to achieve social and global harmony.