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A deep and diverse study and application of literature across time and traditions.

In today’s economy and multipolar world, learn just how relevant the dissemination and propagation of literature and culture is to individuals and communities, and find your purpose and place on this global stage. As a student in this program, you will study literature and culture in a global context, exploring an array of literary genres, historical periods and translated texts from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Our faculty will help you access a breadth of Western and Non-Western works, moving you beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries while challenging you to develop a critical understanding of your own world citizenship.

Sample Courses

  • Global Science Fiction
  • Art of Translation
  • Introduction to World Cinema
  • The New Testament
  • Spanish for Heritage Learners
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Introduction to World Literature
  • Traditional Japanese Literature 

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Business
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Translation

Span the humanities. Understand your world.