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. Requirements for the major and the minor can be found here. To complete a minor, you only need six courses.
The Creative Writing track is for students wishing a more in-depth, detailed exploration of creative writing and literature. The program enables you to study and practice creative writing across a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. The concentration in creative writing teaches the skills of fiction and poetry through small, workshop-based studio courses. You can earn a minor in Creative Writing with only six courses.