Emphasis in Literature
Literary study explores how writers from a vast array of cultural traditions have used the creative resources of language – in fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction prose – to explore the entire range of human experience.
The English major with an emphasis on literature introduces students to the great literary traditions of Britain, North America, and the English-speaking world. The major in literature places courses organized by historical period at the heart of the student's program, allowing students to read the great works that define the periods, and to explore the ways in which cultural contexts shape the literary imagination.
For information about requirements for the major and minor in English, please see the catalog.