College of Arts and Sciences
English

Literature

  • The English Department has a number of goals for its Literature majors:

    • To learn how to read texts with cultural, historical, and formal attention.
    • To learn how to speak and write about texts with authority and grace.
    • To learn how to express his or her own enthusiasm for and engagement with the written word.
    • To learn how to engage in critical, active, and responsible discussions about literature’s role in shaping (and reshaping) cultures, worlds, and peoples.

    Degree offered:

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Bachelor of Arts in English with Departmental Honors

    Detailed information about the distribution of credits in the major and in the University’s core can be found in the Catalog.  Information about specific English courses for the current or upcoming quarters is available on SU Online.

    Literature students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs and activities designed to enhance the major. These include: Film Studies, Women Studies, Study Abroad, Internships, and Fragments, SU’s Arts and Literature Magazine.

  • Literature Professor Jennifer Schulz has a new approach to teaching literature. She introduces her students to “Reading and Walking in the City” by requiring 20 hours of service learning with organizations serving Seattle’s low-income and homeless population. Hear from Professor Schulz and student Julia Johnson on her experience at Hilltop House.

    Learn more: Watch the video and then read the complete news article here.