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Undergraduate Programs

Students can choose a variety of undergraduate programs that offer foundation-building approaches to literary traditions in the English language – covering the Medieval and Renaissance, through the Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, to the Modern, Postmodern, and contemporary periods.


Programs vary in length (three or four years) and in number of required and elective courses (depending on student interests).

First and second-year courses survey a literary period or theme, and introduce students to modes of critical thinking.

Third- and fourth-year courses present special topics (for example, the topic of rhetoric in Renaissance Literature) and a deeper and closer look at given subjects.