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School of Language & Literature

TU Language & Literature graduates excel in business, teaching, and prestigious graduate schools due to their unique skill set. Starting with student-centered language classes, a study abroad experience, and advanced-level courses, they gain cultural awareness, language proficiency, and a deep understanding of textual analysis and literary genres. This prepares them for success in a global society, making study abroad an integral part of their college experience.

Language rights at home and abroad

Professor Eduardo Faingold, from The University of Tulsa School of Language and Literature, recently published a book on language policies in Scandinavian countries. Titled 'Language Rights and the Law in Scandinavia,' the book explores language development and policies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. Faingold, a renowned expert in Spanish and linguistics, has authored numerous articles and is concurrently working on a book examining the Spanish language in contact with Hebrew and Yiddish across Latin America, Europe, and Israel.

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    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.

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    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.

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    • Arts & Science Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.


    • Hardesty Language Community

      TU’s Hardesty Language Community aims to create an innovative living and learning environment that fosters a healthy spirit of meaningful cultural exchange, academic growth and personal development in a community of language learners. Hardesty Language Community is for students passionate about practicing and speaking Chinese, French, German, Russian or Spanish. It is housed on the third floor of Hardesty Hall near the center of campus and offers use of a family-style great room and the ground-floor patio on Hurricane Plaza. The great room includes a large kitchen, lounge seating and commanding views of campus.

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