The English Literature major at Loras College is rich, deep, and rigorous. The small classes promote active discussion and debate, cultural awareness, and the ability to focus an argument on textual evidence. Students are introduced to the major in Literary Studies, sharpen their analytical skills in Literary Criticism, and complete a scholarly Senior Literature Capstone project mentored by two members of the English Literature faculty. They also choose courses from the whole history of English and American literature, in all genres, along with selected courses in Irish, Canadian, Russian, and World literature.
 
Several courses get students involved in the community in a variety of ways, such as teaching Shakespeare at after-school community centers, or partnering with the Dubuque Historical Society in Victorian Studies. Experience-oriented January-term courses provide special opportunities for students to enliven their literary interests. Our students present their scholarly research on campus at the college's annual Legacy Symposium, and, along with students from other colleges, at the annual Streamlines Undergraduate Language & Literature Conference. Our students also publish their scholarship in The Limestone Review, the college’s annual journal of scholarship and creative writing.

 
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off in one of these fields:
  • Academia
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Advertising
  • Consulting
  • Public Relations
  • Library Science
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