English Literature

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51 credits
Bachelor of Arts

The English Literature major is known for its adaptability to a wide range of careers. This is because Literature majors develop distinctive and highly valued skills in analyzing texts, in exploring complex situations from multiple points of view, and in writing with clarity, grace, and precision. English Literature majors often succeed in law school, medical fields, public relations, business management, and specialized government work.

In a small college environment, Pitt-Greensburg Literature majors enjoy close attention and mentoring from the faculty on how best to tailor their coursework to their interests and goals.

Our English Literature major is distinctive in its balance of historical literary traditions, contemporary texts, critical theory, and cultural context. With a large university’s library resources, our courses encourage a wide range of interdisciplinary linkages while developing skills in information processing and online database research. The major engages students with challenging and provocative texts and in the process stimulates wide reading, understanding of a variety of literary traditions and genres, and critical thinking.