Major in English at Holy Family University

Literature, Minor

Literature enhances any program. A close study of Literature improves critical thinking and an appreciation for good writing, both of which provide a strong foundation for any career.

What Can I Do with this Minor?

Careers that students who minor in Literature may explore include:

  • Advertising account executive
  • Archivist
  • Content manager
  • Copy editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • Educational consultant
  • English teacher
  • Freelance writer
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Paralegal
  • Public relations manager
  • Publisher
  • Records manager
  • Social media manager
  • Technical writer



Program Details

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Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours

Program Overview

The Literature minor combines both survey and specialty courses. Shakespeare and the literary genres are available as electives. 

The minor in Literature lays the foundation for advanced study and application by enhancing the student’s appreciation of major narrative, poetic, and dramatic texts in relation to the cultures that produced them. In addition, it allows the student to develop a familiarity with interdisciplinary approaches and encourages engagement with newer media.

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