Literary Studies

Like a traditional English degree, Fontbonne’s literary studies major emphasizes the in-depth study of literature through critical analysis and exploration of theory and history.

Literary studies majors are critical thinkers who study literature, language and culture as a means of understanding individual experience and society as a whole. Because our program emphasizes interpretation, discussion, reflection and writing, our students develop skills that are valuable in a variety of professions ranging from business to teaching.

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Literary Studies Program Highlights

  • Development strong writing and analysis skills
  • Development of critical awareness and its application to the larger world
  • Focus on academic excellence
  • Foundation in literary tradition and analysis; sophisticated development of critical thought
  • Preparation to take on complicated problems and find solutions
  • Dynamic classes, student-centered environment
  • Career or graduate school preparation
  • Sigma Tau Delta, Fontbonne’s chapter of the national English honor society

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