Letter from the Chair (cont'd)

Letter from the Chair, Lori Franklin (continued)

Humanities Chair Lori Franklin

As part of a small college, we have the advantage of many opportunities to work individually with students in our programs and classes. Through this interaction, we are honored to learn about you, your strengths, talents, and goals. If you have concerns, we are here to help you.

In our department, we offer an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.  Through this program, you will gain a solid foundation in the liberal arts and pursue a concentration of your interest, such as English, Cultural Studies, History, Psychology, or Sociology.  This program can lead into a Bachelor’s degree in a wide range of fields or into the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program here at Northern New Mexico College.

Language & Letters also houses many core courses of general education, such as English, Speech, First Year Experience, and Spanish courses. Our faculty members are dedicated to supporting your academic growth as you sharpen your ability to communicate clearly and develop your own unique voice. We are honored to engage your critical thinking skills and help you develop disciplined skepticism, as we explore and grapple with the essential questions inherent in the human condition.

To support student success, we offer free tutoring through our Writing Center. Here, you can work individually with tutors on reading and writing assignments with the goal of gaining confidence and mastering essential reading and writing skills.

In our department, we celebrate creativity and invite you to learn more about our literary journal, Trickster.  Along with staff, faculty, and community members, you can submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for possible publication.  You may also join our Trickster Club and serve on our student editorial board for valuable experience with the process of creating and editing a literary journal.

For more information, you may contact the NNMC Admissions Office (747-2111) or the Department of Language and Letters (747-2229 Rachel Begay-Administrative Assistant; 747-2215 Lori Franklin, Department Chair).   Please feel free to stop by my office, AD 143B or Rachel Begay’s office, AD 139.  We would love the opportunity to meet you and assist you in any way that we can.

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