Students in a Park Hall classroom

As a large program, we are able to offer a wide variety of courses, ranging from the traditional to the innovative. Courses in literary periods, major authors, and theoretical movements are supplemented by specialized seminars based on current faculty research interests. Such a variety of course offerings signals both our recognition of intellectual and disciplinary change and our abiding commitment to traditional literary history. Course offerings arise from faculty research interests, and because we have very few course requirements -particularly at the doctoral level- our program encourages students to follow the example of an intellectually engaged faculty in designing their own programs of study.