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.
Dean Nelson, Ph.D.
By any account, professor of journalism Dr. Dean Nelson is a talented author, outstanding teacher, and keen PLNU advocate.
Opportunity for Engagement
Studying abroad has a much deeper purpose than exploring a new country. It allows us to understand and appreciate the cultural diversity we encounter both overseas and back at home.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ENGAGEMENT
Writer's Symposium by the Sea
Writer’s Symposium by the Sea is an annual event that brings interviews with innovative creators, life stories, examples of great writing, and evocative conversation that will inspire readers and writers alike.
Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing & Languages Programs
An education in the humanities cultivates deep critical thinking, writing, and communication skills that will prepare you for an abundance of meaningful career opportunities. Programs in journalism, literature, writing, public relations, cinema studies, and more provide the opportunity to pursue your passions and interests.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT
Developing into a world citizen doesn't only happen inside the walls of the classroom — it happens by coming face-to-face with new opportunities, people, places, and ideas. From setting foot on foreign soil and discussing literary theory with a group of diverse peers to accruing hard-earned advice and insight from some of the world's most famous writers and authors at the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, the Department of Literature, Journalism, Writing, & Languages offers many opportunities for meaningful engagement.
Department News & Events
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.