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Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication


With a simple phrase, “Let there be light,” God created the world, and with breath from His lungs, He gave humans life, purpose, and the capacity for language. We believe that sustained study of communication in all its forms enhances our understanding of our Creator, our world, and ourselves, and prepares students for a variety of career options. The Languages, Literature, and Communication Department comprises three academic programs: the English and Journalism Program, the Communication Program, and the Modern Language Program. We offer many opportunities for involvement and expression including a student-run newspaper, podcast, and literary magazine; a forensic speech team; language clubs; and field trips. In addition, our department houses the Interdisciplinary Studies major, a flexible option for students with unique interests. Pursue your passion and find your voice!

Languages, Literature, and Communication Department Chair
Dr. Lauren Rich | richlg@grace.edu

Modern Language Program

Our program focuses on equipping individuals to serve Christ in a global community. In addition to learning to communicate effectively in another language, students gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of other cultures through specialized courses and Study Abroad experiences. By partnering with over half a dozen universities around the world and collaborating with local community partners, we provide students with authentic, immersive language experiences.

Modern Language Program Director
Prof. Benjamin Navarro | navarrb@grace.edu



English and Journalism Program

Recognizing that God is the creator of language, our program seeks to deepen students’ understanding of the complexities and creative potential of language while honing their reading and writing skills. Our students gain hands-on experience through involvement with our campus newspaper, literary magazine, and other publications, as well as off-campus internships, preparing them for career success.

English and Journalism Program Director
Dr. Lauren Rich | richlg@grace.edu



Communication Program

Communication is both a fundamental part of human experience and a deeply complex activity. Our program equips students to be skillful and ethical communicators in a variety of contexts. Communication students can engage in applied learning through many avenues including our student-run podcast, public forums, and forensic speech team.

Communication Program Director
Dr. Patrick Loebs | ploebs@grace.edu



Interdisciplinary Studies Major

This unique program allows students to create their own major by integrating a variety of disciplines as part of their work at Grace College in pursuit of either a B.A. or B.S. degree. Designed to promote creativity, problem solving, and curriculum flexibility, this major culminates in a senior project and related internship. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete a curriculum proposal and interview process to be eligible for admission into the major.

Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor
Dr. Lauren Rich | richlg@grace.edu


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For more information,

please email Lauren Rich or contact her at 574–372–5100, ext. 6151