English Language and Literature Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples. Is English Language and Literature the right major for you?
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English Language and Literature Major

What Courses Do English Language and Literature Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for English Language and Literature majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Anthropology
  • Composition
  • Criticism
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Rhetoric
  • Sociology
  • Writing
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