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Literature minors can spend a January term visiting the United Kingdom through Literary London.



For the Love of Literature

A minor in Literature will broaden your worldview and increase your appreciation for literary works from various eras. You will explore Early English, Renaissance, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian and Modern British Literature, American Literature to 1865, from 1865-1945, and from 1945 to the Present. You'll consider the impact of race and ethnicity and delve deeply into various genres of literature. English students are encouraged to study literature in England during the January term Literary London trip.

The critical analysis and cultural awareness skills you develop from examining literature will cross over into valuable traits required of many careers. A Literature minor is ideal for Education majors, Business majors, Professional Writing majors, Strategic Communication majors, and many others.

Students majoring in English with a Literature concentration cannot add a Literature minor.

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Literary London January Trip

This study tour, offered during January term, allows students to study the works of major British authors and also to visit the homes and locations that inspired their literature. In the past, authors have included Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, Shakespeare, and others. Most of the trip is centered in London, with trips to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, and other locations enriching the experience.

Literature Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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