Gain a new perspective on your
favorite authors and discover new ones with a major in literature. One of the
most longstanding programs at the university, the literature major is also one
of the most innovative. Reading texts deeply, with an eye to the social
and historical context in which they are created, will enhance your critical
thinking skills and prepare you to untangle complex problems in any field you
pursue after college. The poetry, fiction, essays, films and plays we study
offer rich sources of meaning that help us better understand the human
condition as we work through them in class.
Our award-winning faculty publish actively in their fields and bring their excitement for research into the
classroom, offering a wide range of inventive and
engaging courses that cross disciplines and prepare
students for the challenges of 21st-century life. Literature
majors succeed in many fields
after graduation, thanks to their abilities to write clearly, think
analytically, and imagine possibilities.
Check out the degree requirements or contact the lead advisor of the literature program, Cathy Day, for more information.
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