Literature, B.A.

The Literature major consists of 10 courses (30 credits), which are divided into core and advanced course work.


Core courses (12 credits)

One of the following:

Additional Information

Majors must also take three courses (nine credits) at the four hundred level or above in one nonnative national literature. Normally, those courses are offered in one of the following departments: Classical Studies (LATN and GREK offerings), French and Italian, German and Slavic Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese. Students must take two courses (six credits) in related departments or programs. Those courses will provide a framework and/or methodology for comparative literary studies. They may include LITR 481- and 482- Special Topics or courses at the 300 or 400 level or above in the following disciplines: African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Brazilian Studies, Classical Studies (CLAS offerings), Cultural Studies, Economics, English, History, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre and Dance, and/or Women’s Studies. Students must receive the major adviser’s approval and, in some cases, the instructor’s approval for courses other than LITR.


Students must take the senior seminar in the fall of the senior year