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At Rockford University, we seek to take our students beyond a language, which is reflected in our new name, “Languages, Literatures and Cultures.” Students within our department  develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write in a second language effectively while gaining a better understanding of other cultures and other modes of expression in order to broaden international awareness. Graduates from our department are well-prepared for graduate studies along with careers in education, international business, communication, government, social services and other related fields.


Religious Studies at Rockford University instills a broad knowledge of and fosters a deep appreciation for the world’s diverse religious traditions, their history, the methodologies used to study them, and the tenor of ongoing religious discourse among individuals, communities and societies in the global context.

Department Information

Languages, Literatures and Cultures
113 Colman Library
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5171

Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D.