Department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies


The Department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies (LCGS) is home to two program units: English, Rhetoric, and Spanish and Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies.  Departmental faculty develop and advance original, transdisciplinary knowledge in fields such as British, American, and world literatures; gender studies; equity and inclusion; higher education practices; multimodality; rhetoric and writing; social movements; and women writers. As a vibrant and collaborative intellectual community, faculty members pursue inclusive and innovative pedagogies to promote critical engagement with and production of multimodal texts. LCGS is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We emphasize students’ literacy across academic, professional, and civic life to advance perspectives on language, history, and cultural productions. 

The department offers undergraduate majors in English and Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies. Undergraduate minors include English, Journalism (through the Mayborn Partnership with the University of North Texas), Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, and Spanish. Some of these programs are available in hybrid formats, but they are not available fully online. For the most current information about which programs are available in hybrid formats, please consult with the advisor listed on the program's website.  For detailed requirements for the majors and minors, please consult each program's page in the catalog or the TWU website.