Literature Major

Degree Offered: B.A. in Literature

Designed for students who wish to study British, American, and other Anglophone literature and culture. Study great literature to cultivate your critical imagination, your cultural knowledge, and your own writing. Encounter a rich variety of voices across history and discover your own creative voice in this enduring conversation. Courses address a wide range of periods, authors, genres, and themes. In addition to classes on literature and culture, students may take two classes in creative writing, professional writing, or rhetoric and composition, one of which may be the Writing Internship class.

Literature Major Requirements (30 credit hours)

Honors in Humanities Program

English majors who wish to pursue a faculty-mentored Honors research project can participate in the Honors in Humanities Program. The program aims to help students develop their research and writing skills, while fostering interdisciplinary dialogues across the humanities at Marquette. The program consists of three 1-credit seminars (HOPR 2954H, HOPR 3954H, and HOPR 4954H), which introduce students to research methods in the humanities and support students while they are writing their projects; a set of “paired,” upper-level courses focused around a common topic, both chosen by the student, one in English and one in another department; and an Honors Thesis (English 4999H).  For more information, see Honors in Humanities.

Additional Information

For more information or to declare your major, contact Dr. Steve Hartman Keiser, Director of Undergraduate Studies, or access Marquette's Undergraduate Bulletin.