Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing & Languages

Words, ideas, and stories have the power to shape the world. They dictate how we define our past, articulate our present, and innovate for our future. In short, they mold the very lives we live.

The Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, & Languages (LJWL) provides you with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to create, understand, and interpret written expressions of the human experience in English and other world languages. By pursuing one of the several majors or minors we offer, you'll work alongside inquisitive students and committed faculty members to hone your ability to read, write, communicate, and think critically about the deep questions that challenge us as we strive to become God’s redemptive agents in the world.

PLNU journalism professor Dr. Dean Nelson holds an interview in his backyard office.
PLNU student Leslie Portillo poses next to a camel in Morocco.
Dr. Dean Nelson interviews author Anchee Min at the Writer's Symposium by the Sea.


Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.

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If you would like to learn more about the Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, & Languages or any of our majors and minors, please reach out to us!
(619) 849-2695

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