Welcome from the Dean


Jeffrey Carroll, Dean of LLL

The University of Hawai‘i is unusual among universities of the United States in having an independent College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, one of the four Colleges of Arts and Sciences at the heart of the institution. This organization is a recognition of the centrality of language not only to the University, but also to human life and society. We celebrate the power of the word. Our teaching and research extends from literary studies through composition, rhetoric, and creative writing, linguistics, culture, and language acquisition—in English and over twenty-five other languages. Languages, linguistics, and literature are at the center of a liberal education, and many of students are majoring in other area, including professional fields, with second majors or certificates in LLL. We invite you to explore the riches we have to offer.