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Literature Major

Major Overview

41 credits

Why literature?
The Literature major offers students a representative study of British and American literature, other literatures written in English, and world literatures in translation. It provides students the opportunity to develop their writing and critical thinking skills in small seminar settings. Students are encouraged to take part in SMU’s London semester, preferably during their junior or senior year, and to study a foreign language. The Literature major highlights cultural competency and prepares students for any job or profession that requires the skills of critical reading and analysis. It is also excellent preparation for graduate or professional programs in English, law, journalism, and business.

Career Options
Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers; copywriters; editors; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; news analysts, reporters, and correspondents; post-secondary teachers; public interest lawyers; technical writers; writers

High School Preparation
Creative Writing; English Language; English Literature; European History; Journalism; Speech; U.S. History; World History

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

John Kerr, Ph.D.
Chair, English Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1463
Winona, MN 55987
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1673