All Notre Dame English classes feature dynamic reading lists of classic and contemporary texts. The department centers instruction on close reading, text-based discussion, and critical writing. Read more about individual English courses here.
The goals of the Language Department are for students to achieve functional speaking proficiency in the target language (French or Spanish), to develop greater understanding and appreciation of cultures in other countries as well as their own country and community, and to master communication through the use of critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Based on Anne de Xainctonge’s strong pedagogical values curriculum, Notre Dame’s students are trained extensively in Ignatian Spirituality and Principles throughout their four years of required Theology courses.