Languages, Literature & Composition
About the Department
The Department of Languages,
Literature and Composition (LLC) offers majors and minors in English
as well as minors in African
American Studies, Creative
International Studies and Spanish
faculty members are committed to innovative teaching, significant
scholarship, and the creation and maintenance of a collegial community. Click
here for NEW
BOOKS by LLC faculty.
- The department offers courses and study abroad
experiences that meet requirements for majors, minors, and students in the
general education program at USC Upstate.
- As part of the English
101/102 general education requirement, LLC coordinates the campus-wide PREFACE
first- year reading program, including readings, cultural events, and
exhibits designed to bring together the University community in discussion of
a single text and the issues it raises.
- The Department of Language, Literature, and Composition also houses
and staffs the University Writing
Center and the Foreign Language
LLC Literary Publications
the USC Upstate literary magazine. Cody Owens is the editor for 2012-2013.
Submit your poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, photography, graphic
art, 2D art, and original music in the WritersINC office at CLC 235 or
email the editor.
Literary File: An Online Journal of Academic Work by the Students of USC
Upstate. Alicia Farley is the student editor for 2013. ELF
highlights outstanding student writing in English studies, including literary
analysis, literary theory, rhetoric, linguistics, and creative writing. Click
to view the latest
Reflections Foreign Language Teachers' Workshop
The Foreign Language Program of the University of South Carolina Upstate will sponsor its annual Reflections Foreign Language Teachers’ Workshop titled “World Languages and Common Core: Partners in 21st Century Literacy Goals” on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the CLC Ballroom at USC Upstate. Participants in the upcoming workshop will examine world languages instructional units in order to identify how these units can reinforce and strengthen the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. The facilitator of the 2014 Workshop is Dr. Donna Clementi, a world languages methods instructor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and national consultant specializing in best practices in world language curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Registration Information | Agenda | Reflections Letter to Teachers
Scholarships and Awards