Literature and History

Literature and History majors develop an appreciation of pivotal moments in history and their impact on cultures worldwide. This interdisciplinary program showcases the dynamic relationship between these two vitally important fields of study. Students perform research in the humanities while learning how to shape their own research projects, culminating in senior theses. Both the core and elective courses prepare students for fields requiring analytic thought and effective communication, including education, media, history, law, journalism, and public policy.

“The study of literature humanizes our lives, makes us open-minded, well-rounded individuals. The study of history and literature together demonstrates how each can be seen as the by-product of the other, and how the study of the one empowers the understanding of the other.”

Ellen Lanzano, PhD

Professor of English and Director, Literature and History