In the Literature track of the English major at Seattle University, we believe that the arts of language and the tools of literacy are necessary not only for self-understanding, self-expression, and self-realization, but for full participation in social, cultural, and political life. In our curriculum, you will grapple with some of the most interesting questions of literary and cultural history, engage profound and intractable questions of justice and value, and become thoughtful and active citizens of the university, nation, and world.
According to a recent survey report of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the majority of business executives want college graduates with strong communication, critical inquiry skills, and problem-solving abilities. Indeed, many employers prefer hiring English majors and students in the humanities. The reasons are many. As a student in our department, you will cultivate or practice
Access information about the distribution of credits in all English degrees, including those with departmental honors and the literature minor, from the degree requirements section here. Information about 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.