Language & Letters (LL)

Welcome to Language & Letters (LL)

In accordance with the mission and goals of Northern New Mexico College, the Department of Language & Letters provides graduates with a solid Liberal Arts foundation, critical thinking and writing skills, and the values and ethical background necessary for becoming active, productive, and successful members of society.

Clear expression through writing and speaking empowers individual voices and enables meaningful connections between us. Critically engaging with literature in all its forms fosters appreciation for diverse perspectives and allows us to grow.

Language & Letters at Northern New Mexico College supports students in their journey to develop their communication and critical thinking skills, so that they can embrace a sense of belonging and an appreciation for the value of all life.

Mission Statement

Language & Letters provides an in-depth examination of the relationship between power and language in developing critical and creative thinking skills for thoughtful communication dedicated to engaged citizenship and social change.

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

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AA in Liberal Arts

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Welcome to the Department of Language and Letters. We are pleased to be a part of your academic journey, and we are dedicated to your success. As part of a small college, ... Read more

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