Literature and Writing

Employers indicate that good writing is the most sought-after competence for college graduates. At Miami, you can study literature and writing in the Departments of English, Classics, and the world languages, and you can go on to enjoy a career in business, education, editing and publishing, law, government service, or nonprofits.

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Develop your ability to express ideas clearly and powerfully as well as interpret, analyze, and construct complex arguments
  • Explore the theoretical foundations of literary study and writing and respond through your own writing
  • Take discussion-based classes that consider both historical and contemporary approaches to fiction and poetry, as well as the theoretical foundations of literary study
  • Delve into alternate forms of "texts," including film, TV, and other media
  • Utilize digital classrooms to facilitate your mastery of online research, publishing, and technologies like web design and game studies
  • Work as a writing consultant for the Howe Writing Center, where you can improve your writing while helping others
  • Collaborate in interdisciplinary learning and research projects with the Humanities Center
  • Take advantage of career- and education-building opportunities provided by undergraduate awards, including Dean's Scholars and Undergraduate Summer Scholars, and study abroad programs, such as Literary London and scholarly experiences in Italy, France, Germany, and Spain

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