Literary Studies

Why should you come to Rocky Mountain College to major in literary studies?

Shakespeare's Renaissance contemporary Sir Philip Sidney - renowned for his chivalry and for his sonnets - argued that studying literature provides the best education, opening a "golden world" of knowledge, surpassing all other fields of study. It still is true.

RMC's literature classes are challenging and thought-provoking, and its faculty are dynamic, enthusiastic, and highly qualified. They are ready to mentor students individually from their first freshman writing classes to their applications for internships, graduate schools, or jobs.

What makes RMC different? We offer a solid foundation in American and British literature, as well as in works of writers from around the world. Just as important, our program listens to students and responds to their needs - from offering individual tutoring when needed, to designing unique classes to meet particular students' interests. Our literature courses, however, not only open a golden world of humanity's finest ideas and most inspiring voices; they also encourage students to be analytical, to think critically, and to communicate effectively.

We recognize that college education does not end with graduation; instead, an English degree is a prelude to the world after college, whether your goal is teaching, business, graduate school, or law school. Our graduates have become newspaper editors and writers, teachers, college professors and administrators, and medical doctors; while still others have used their knowledge of ideas, as well as their critical thinking, analytical, communication, and creative skills to find success in corporate life - diverse lives and careers, but all began with an English degree from Rocky Mountain College.