Studying literature is valuable in its own terms and relates to almost every other field of study. Reading skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation apply to numerous professional fields in our literacy-based digital culture. Reading the stories of people from different contexts of history, nation, class, and experience prepare Christians with greater understanding, emotional flexibility, and spiritual wisdom in relating to others across various divides.
In the minor, classes include traditional areas of emphasis such as the classics of Western Literature and Non-Western Literature, and great authors such as Shakespeare. In addition, we offer unique, thematically-designed courses such as Prophetic Comedy, Hero and Anti-Hero, Nature Literature, and Faith and Doubt.
- Students majoring Secondary Education: English or Communication Studies: Literature may not declare this minor.
|History and Structure of English
|World Classics: European
|World Classics: Non-Western
|Plays That Shaped Western World
|Hero and Anti-Hero
|Man and Woman
|Literature and Spirituality
|Faith and Doubt
|Suffering and Hope
|Shakespeare: Plays and Performance