Literature Overview 

If learning about how literature shapes the world piques your curiosity, a literature minor might be the perfect match for your major. A literature minor will allow you to learn effective and creative communication skills while exploring the cultural impact of literature in the United States and worldwide. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations.

Designed with a 19-credit hour curriculum, you will learn about critical theory, women writers and more. A literature minor can help you expand your literary horizons and develop unique perspectives.

Interested in majoring in literature? An individualized major is available to you. While not offered in the general curriculum, a major in writing can be put together through various consortium agreements and individualized customization. If you are considering a literature major, contact us today to discuss your options.


What is literature and what can you do with a degree in it?
Literature is the collection of written work, often considered an art form. To study literature is to analyze a collection or collections of written work. There are various careers that pair well with a literature minor, such as:

  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Business Management

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.