Bachelor of Liberal Arts

The Concentration in Literature

The BLA Concentration in Literature allows students to develop skills in literary analysis while exploring genres and periods of literature that are of particular interest. Students may take courses in genres such as drama, short fiction, poetry, and the novel; time periods that may be studied range from Great Books of Antiquity to Contemporary Fiction. Special topics courses, such as Children’s Literature, the Horror Story, Turning Fiction into Film, or Selected Authors may also be taken as part of this concentration.


Complete a minimum of four 300-level or above Literature courses.

Complete a minimum of four 200-level Literature courses.  As a foundation for literary study, 42.200 Critical Methods of Library Inquiry is recommended.

See the course catalog for a complete list of Literature courses.