Department of Languages and Literature The English program at UWA is housed in the Department of Languages and Literature. Here we are: English majors may choose between the conventional English major (the B. S. or B. A. degree) or the English Language Arts major, which, in conjunction with the College of Education, prepares students for teaching in the public schools. As the links on this page can attest, we provide abundant opportunities for students to learn and develop, both in and out of the classroom. The program offers a full range of courses in British and American literature, as well as creative writing.