The Literary and Cultural Studies major track grounds students in the traditions, contemporary developments, and theoretical methods that define the scholarly discipline of English today. The curriculum and the advising model in this track are designed to:
expose students to the range of cultural practices and social influences that shape literature from past to present
empower students to become shrewd interpreters of culture and distinctive communicators in oral and written form
engender in students the fullest understanding of cultural artifacts ranging from traditional literary texts to new narrative forms in film, television, and other media
prepare students considering further graduate study in the field at the Master’s or doctoral level
Note: Despite its usefulness to those contemplating graduate work, the Literary and Cultural Studies track is not exclusively for that audience; rather, the track should be considered a versatile foundation for any English major.
The Literary and Cultural Studies track is open to all students and provides a rich intellectual groundwork for a variety of academic and career plans.