General Literature Major

Description: A program that focuses on literature from one or more genres, cultures or traditions. Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, literary criticism, and studies of various types of literary text. Is General Literature the right major for you?
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General Literature Major

What Courses Do General Literature Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for General 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.

  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Writing
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