The Literary Studies major focuses on skills considered important for professional success: critical thinking, thoughtful reading, written and oral communication, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team.
The major offers courses in areas from graphic novels to crime fiction, from film adaptations of literature to post-colonial narratives. As a Literary Studies major, you will explore poetics, literary theory, and literary analysis in print and digital literature.
You may also have the opportunity to be part of one of two on-campus publications: The Manchester Independent, a digital newspaper covering the Greater Manchester area, and Best American Experimental Writing, an annual, nationally distributed anthology of innovative literary art.
The Literary Studies major culminates with real-world experience through upper-level seminars, capstones, and the opportunity for internships that are tailored to your own career ambitions—and focused on the applied skills that employers particularly value.