Students majoring in Literature study the great works of European and American literature. They take two semesters of English literature and one semester of American literature, as well as a course in literary theory and criticism. Literature majors study a classical language and take advanced courses in history, philosophy and theology.
As part of major electives, they must take classes in either fiction or non-fiction writing, study two distinct genres in more depth, and focus on one major author. Additionally, they expand on areas of interest by developing Directed Research & Writing projects in literary studies or creative writing, or participate in literature or writing-related internships such as student teaching, tutoring, or editing.
We have just the thing for you! Check out our C.S. Lewis: Beyond the Lamp Post summer camp at Patrick Henry College. Readers the world over have fallen in love with the Narnia books and taken numerous lessons about life, God, and general morality from their reading. But is there a deeper method and unity to the symbolism Lewis is employing throughout the series? Come explore these possibilities as we venture through Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, paying closer attention to the various myths, symbols, and themes that he employs in each of them and across the series.