Literature Pre-Major

Literature is one of the great creative and universal means of communicating the emotional, spiritual or intellectual concerns of humankind. Literature may instruct and inform, entertain, express personal joy or pain, or advocate a particular point of view - whether it is political, social or aesthetic. Courses in Literature are designed to help students become more sophisticated and knowledgeable critical readers of written, oral and visual texts, as well as to help students produce more sophisticated written, oral and visual texts of their own.

For more information about the Literature program, please contact Chantay White-Williams at 618-235-2700, ext. 5065 or

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in Literature including:

  • Elementary and Secondary Teacher
  • Freelance Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer/Author
  • Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Caption Writer
  • Reporter
  • Critic (Drama, Program)/Reviewer

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