Literature Track courses provide students opportunities to read, examine, and write about a wide array of "texts," such as novels, plays, poems, films, artworks, folkloric texts, and internet-related subjects. Diverse literary offerings at the 200-level lead to studies in language, pedagogy, and/or literary theory at higher levels. Literature track students study topics-centered courses at the 400-level.
Reflecting the expertise of our diverse faculty, topics courses provide students with specialized approaches to issues of gender, class, race, and literary history, among other themes. Students become increasingly sophisticated at analyzing texts as well as understanding and applying a variety of theoretical approaches (e.g., New Historical, psychoanalytic, cultural studies, structuralist, and post-structuralist, among others).
Students following the Literature Track often proceed to careers in teaching, law, advertising, and public advocacy.