Languages and Literature

This department offers courses for academic and personal enrichment and career advancement through studies in modern languages, literature, film, creative writing, and learning support.

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Programs of Study

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree in any of the areas listed in the Degrees and Certificates may follow the sequence of general education and elective courses outlined in each section. Completing this sequence of courses will result in the attainment of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Southwest.

Associate of Arts Degree [A.A.]

Associate of Science Degree [A.S.]

Co-Requisite Remediation

In Fall 2015, Southwest implemented co-requisite remediation, through which students complete any necessary remediation while enrolled concurrently in college-level courses. Co-req remediation pairs a support course with a college-level course for a semester-long interfacing experience of six credit hours. Co-req remediation replaces former models that delayed entrance into college-level work for one or more semesters.

Co-req remediation is offered in English, Math, and Reading for students whose ACT (or equivalent) scores point to a need for remediation with college-level work. Students enrolled in certificate or degree programs that do not require the Gen. Ed. courses offered through co-req remediation (college-level math or SPCH 1010), but who require remediation, must still clear their deficiencies. They should contact the Math or Languages and Literature departments for questions.

Note: See the Understanding Your ACT Test Scores page for additional information.

Program and Course Information

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Interactive Course Schedule (opens new window) to see when and where a class is being offered.

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Contact Information

Location: Macon Cove Campus Whitehead Building, Room 23
Phone: 901-333-4604
Fax: 901-333-4330

Location: Union Avenue Campus E Building, Room 223
Phone: 901-333-5208
Fax: 901-333-5212

Interim Department Chair: Dustin Williams

Secretary: Patricia Stevens