Cultivating Skills and Opportunities
The study of literature is at the core of a liberal arts education that cultivates:
- human values and broad perspectives
- disciplined thought
- analytical aptitude
- articulate presentation of ideas
- organized and persuasive writing and speech
These practical and cognitive skills allow students to distinguish themselves in fields such as law, medicine, secondary education, communication, and business, and in graduate study in English or comparative literature, modern or classical languages and literatures, the humanities in general, and the social sciences.
With its cross-cultural and international emphasis, the program is especially useful for students who plan to study abroad or pursue careers taking them beyond the borders of their own country--such as in international business or international relations--or jobs dealing with cultural diversity at home.