English, B.A. - English Studies

As an English Major specializing in Literature you’ll take the foundation courses for the major – in literary analysis, American and British literature, and multi-ethnic literature and critical theory – along with four additional courses in special topics, authors, and periods of Literature.

The Literature concentration includes small seminars and focused classes that help you specialize in the history of poetry, fiction and drama beyond an introductory survey. Subject areas include Romanticism, Shakespeare’s contemporaries, graphic novels, YA literature, and more, with the option to complete electives for the specialization abroad (Liverpool, Rome, etc.).  

These reading- and writing-intensive courses prepare you for a range of careers in the public humanities (grant-writing, libraries, law, etc.) where textual analysis and strong communication skills are required. The Literature concentration is particularly appropriate for those hoping to become teachers or to pursue graduate studies in English.