Students in the Literature program explore the vast array of literatures in English produced across the world and across the centuries. Through reading, discussing, and writing about significant texts students enhance their abilities to understand and analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfictional prose; at the same time, they gain insights into individual lives and cultures that enrich their own experiences. Literature majors enjoy the camaraderie generated by shared interests and heated debates. Their education gives them ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw throughout their lives.