The Literary and Textual Studies major is designed around interdisciplinary critical methodologies and multi-modal objects of inquiry. Students will be provided with the necessary skills of critical reading, thinking, and communication. The program places an emphasis on viewing texts in cultural, rhetorical, and theoretical contexts and aggregates diverse forms of textuality that previously have been formally separated by traditional disciplinary lines, such as cultural studies, film, literature, rhetoric, creative writing, and philosophy. By challenging, expanding, and redefining the disciplinary boundaries, and attending interpretive practices that have been traditionally available to students of literature, the major offers a more integrated and global framework for understanding texts, contexts, and methods of critical interpretation.
Graduates will be equipped to apply their degree in careers in fields suchs as: law, education, social work, public relations, advertising, publishing, business management, and more. This degree also prepares students for graduate study in literature, creative writing and the humanities.