Department of Language and Literature

The Department of Language and Literature offers majors in English Literature, French, Spanish, and Foreign Studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Foreign language degree majors are offered with a concentration in French, German or Spanish. The language department offers minors in English, French, German, Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies, and Spanish.

Why Study Literature and Language at UVa-Wise?


Average students per class

Wise, VA

A beautiful, supportive mountain community

Lowest Debt

Students graduate with a lighter burden

Typically 97%

of the graduating class is employed or seeking a graduate or professional degree

Department of Language and Literature Contacts

John Adrian

John Mark Adrian, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Professor of English
Zehmer Hall 129

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Rhonda Bentley

Administrative Assistant
Zehmer Hall 135