Our program offers a range of courses in world literatures and emphasizes reading, writing about, and discussing great books. Our presentation follows a traditional historical approach in its organization around genres, literary periods, and major authors. We study core texts to understand what and how literature signifies.
A number of our courses involve literary and cultural events in New York City. In keeping with the all-inclusive nature of great literature, these works necessarily address the College's focus on studying literature through the considerations of science and technology.
- ++B.A. degree in Literature: Required secondary concentration ensures that students coming to Stevens for a B.A. can take advantage of our fine programs in such fields as History of Science, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Business and Technology. (See the curriculum for more information.)
- ++ Double Degree: A B.A. in Literature and a B.S. or B.E. degree in a field of science, engineering or business. The Institute's size permits the individualized attention that allows this double degree.
- ++Minor in literature: An excellent addition to the B.A. or B.E.
- ++Writing Program: Check out the Writing and Communications Center
- ++General Institute Humanities Requirements: See the catalog for your year of admission to Stevens.
|BUT YOU MAY BE ASKING: WHAT WILL I DO WITH A LITERATURE DEGREE?
LILLIAN C (B.A., B.E.) - Currently with Tri-Power Consulting Services, LLC, on special assignment to PSEG in Newark in their Fossil Environmental Affairs Department:
"While the education I received at Stevens has brought me many career opportunities, it was the literature program that provided memorable experiences and sparked my creativity. Researching the origin of King Arthur, watching Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Central Park on a night in midsummer, after we had discussed the play in class, will be with me always."
RACHEL H., MD - (B.E., literature minor) - A description of a medical school interview:
"The interviewer did not ask me a single question about my MCAT scores, my grades, activities, or the research I did for the Technogenesis program. The only classes he wanted to talk about were the literature classes that I had taken for my minor. We discussed Tolkein's Lord of the Rings and Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. He thought that it was wonderful that I had taken so many literature classes."
Anonymous Internet Reviewer:
"How ironic... I came to a technical school because of my lack of interest in literature and writing. However thanks to . . . the great English teachers, I am beginning to like literature more than science."
To learn more, visit the Literature & Communications Curricula