College of Arts and Sciences


  • 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.

    Degrees offered:

    Bachelor of Arts in English
    Bachelor of Arts in English with Departmental Honors 
    English/Literature minor

    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.

  • Meet alum Tim Talevich '78, Editorial Director, The Costco Connection

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  • Literature Professor Jennifer Schulz has a new approach to teaching literature.

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