Central to the humanities, the study of literature offers students the chance to read, write and think about big questions: what makes us human? How do we know what is beautiful? What shapes our identities as individuals and in communities? How can language and art change the world? How do these ideas change over time? How does the way we use language change the way we think? 

Students on the literature track gain life-long, broadly applicable skills in clear writing, rigorous thinking, and careful reading.