Listen to the stories the world is telling

The World Literature major gives students the opportunity to combine intensive foreign language study with their interests in ancient and modern literatures based on regions, nations, or topical studies.


Majoring in World Literature exposes you to a variety of languages and cultures, providing a solid foundation for careers in industries locally or abroad.

Students earning their Bachelor of Arts in World Literature gain advanced proficiency in at least one language other than English while cultivating cross-cultural literacy. An immersion in ancient and modern literature from a variety of regions broadens students' understanding of the human condition and the ideas and concepts that foster global connection.

The B.A. in World Literature is a collaboration between the university's College of Humanities  and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The major sets students up for careers in media, tourism, international business and other positions for which well-rounded, empathetic individuals are in high demand.

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Meet Our Students

Whether it's a passion for languages, literatures and culture, a calling to serve others around the world, or simply a desire to be a better human, see why we choose Humanities.