American Literature (United States) Major

A program that focuses on the literature and literary development, both formal and folkloric, of the United States from the Colonial Era to the present.

Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, literary criticism, and regional and oral traditions.

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What can you do with a major/degree in American Literature (United States)?

With a major/degree in this field, individuals may choose to go on to become a high school English teacher.  As well, some may choose a career as an editor, creative writer, copywriter, journalist, or technical writer.   Employment is very often with publishing companies, magazines, and independent writing.

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