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Literature

The literature concentration is designed to provide students with a broad background in British and American literature and culture, as well as with the skills to interpret and write about texts and contexts. Many employers value the literature student’s preparation in reading and interpreting language perceptively, writing clearly, researching, and critical thinking.

Work in literary studies helps to prepare students to succeed in a wide variety of fields: academics (including graduate school), teaching in public and private schools, advertising, government service, journalism, publishing, film, law, medicine, and business.

Because literary texts focus, from ever more diverse points of view, on the lives of our fellow humans, specialists in literature are well-equipped to read and interpret human life and all that it encompasses.