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English

As a Literary and Cultural Studies/English major at Bryant, you will acquire skills in critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. Prepare for a global, multicultural environment through courses offering diverse perspectives in literature, creative writing, music, philosophy, visual studies, and anthropology.

Poetry, popular music, and performance art are among the cultural products that shape and reflect our humanity. Bryant’s dynamic Literary and Cultural Studies program cultivates aesthetic appreciation, ethical and moral awareness, historical understanding, and critical and interpretive skills. You’ll explore ideas, cultures, and social mores.

Like the major, the concentration and minor in Literary and Cultural Studies foster and sustain a cultural background based upon the interrogation of literary and cultural texts.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

The Literary and Cultural Studies program, with its emphasis on global literature, cultures, and creative production, provides the theoretical and practical framework needed to enter a variety of graduate programs, including graduate and law schools. You will also be qualified to work in nonprofit and governmental organizations, museums and art galleries, in publishing and as a writer, and in marketing and advertising. An emphasis on strong writing, creativity, and analytical and critical-thinking skills, combined with a required business minor, means that you will be prepared to enter any number of fields.

Literary and Cultural Studies faculty

Faculty includes prominent scholars, teachers, and practitioners, and the former poet laureate of Rhode Island. Faculty enhance their expertise through research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and bring this knowledge into the classroom. Faculty also provide personal guidance for students pursuing internships and positions in the many industries that rely on literary and cultural studies/English skills and competencies.