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The Department of Comparative Arts and Letters (CAL) follows the university’s call “to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life.” To this end, our department seeks to develop a community of faith, intellect, and character. We strive to cultivate a greater commitment to life-long learning and global citizenship and an abiding appreciation of the artistic, literary, and intellectual achievements of human cultures.


  • Mentoring our undergraduate students in effective ways

  • Creating an environment of diversity and inclusion among both faculty and students

  • Helping students to develop transferable skills and competencies

  • Applying gospel methodologies in all aspects of our teaching, scholarship, and citizenship

  • Preparing students to thrive as citizens in their professional, church, and civic communities