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’ll 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.