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Literature Studies

The Literary Studies program invites students to explore literature as a field of diverse representations that give shape and meaning to human experience. The program combines the pleasure of reading literature with the challenge of mastering valuable skills such as writing, editing, speaking, logical and critical analysis, argumentation and research.

In developing and sharing ideas about literature with one another, our majors learn to respect, appreciate, and synthesize differences of opinion and perspectives, preparing them to be open-minded and productive citizens of our diverse society.

Recognized for innovative teaching, faculty members offer courses that range from Beowulf to Virginia Woolf, from Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie, from American colonialism to film noir. In classes of no more than 30 students, undergraduate majors enjoy the opportunity to work closely with their teachers.

The Literary Studies faculty consistently publishes original scholarship with the finest academic presses and journals, allowing our students to encounter the most exciting ideas about literature and engage directly with the most current critical debates.

Major offered
Course Requirements BA, BS
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Program Contact:

Advising - Susie Parkinson
Creative Writing, American Studies, Literary Studies, Professional and Technical Writing
Phone: (435) 797-3883
Email: susie.parkinson@usu.edu.
Appointment Hours: M-F: 9:00 - 4:00

Professor Brian McCuskey
Office: 301C Ray B. West
Phone: (435) 797- 0262
Email: brian.mccuskey@usu.edu