Explore the riches of British, American, and world literature, using the tools of literary analysis to delve as deep as your curiosity can take you.

Calvin's literature major allows you to develop a deep and broad understanding of the literary world, past and present. While learning the basic tools of the discipline, delve into almost any period of British, American, or world literature — the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, the English or American Civil War, the colonial era or civil rights.

Discover ways of thinking and human expression that capture your imagination, force you to laugh, make you think, sober your heart—Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Milton, but also rich topics in literature like gender, ethnicity, and film. Prepare for your career by working at a local internship location such as Zondervan Publishing House, Baker Publishing House, or a Grand Rapids-area law firm.

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