This program consists of courses in literature (defined to include film, media, folklore, and literary and cultural theory) as well as required courses in research methods and literary theory. Students may choose to write a master's thesis or complete a capstone project, or they may choose to complete their requirements by taking additional literature courses.
The Literature concentration provides a rigorous course of study in literatures and cultures from the medieval period through the present day. Students may organize their concentration around a specific genre, historical period, theme, or national literature.
The Minor in English provides students with a strong background in writing and critical thinking and will also introduce them to significant literary and cultural documents.