The Division of Literature and Languages offers a variety of coursework within each of its seven departments-including literary theory and history, intensive exploration of specific authors or literary periods, cultural studies, creative writing, and foreign language proficiency. Majors within the division include Chinese, Classics, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Among other possible programs are interdisciplinary majors involving literature. Established interdisciplinary majors include American Studies, Classics-Religion, Comparative Literature, History-Literature, and Literature-Theatre. Students may also apply to develop their own interdisciplinary major.
Divisional and general college requirements encourage students to take courses in related fields outside the division, such as in the arts, philosophy, religion, psychology, or history. A strong creative writing program within the English department allows some English majors to write a creative thesis.
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