The English Literature Major
Students enrolled in the English Literature major have the opportunity to study literary works from a variety of genres, periods and cultures. In addition to a broad knowledge of literature, they will gain an understanding of literary history and an awareness of how literary works relate to broader cultural issues. Students will also be exposed to various methods of literary criticism and interpretation.
The English Literature major at Delaware Valley College prepares students to enter the workforce with confidence, expertise and invaluable practical experience. Whether a student is preparing for a career as a high school teacher, a college professor, a journalist, a lawyer, or a business person, Delaware Valley College’s courses will provide the skills needed to succeed. Careful reading, clear thinking, and effective writing are needed in all areas of business and professional life. Good communication skills and the ability to critically analyze information can make the difference between a job and a growing career.
Students graduating from DelVal with a degree in English Literature have pursued careers in law, teaching, marketing, technical writing, journalism, and editing. The number of credits required for graduation with a degree in English as an English Literature major is 121, which includes 4 credits for completion of the Experiential Learning Program.
The Experiential Learning Program (ExLP) at Delaware Valley College is a graduation requirement for all full-time undergraduate students. Students can choose from multiple experiential learning activities and will earn 4 credits for the ExLP depending on their major’s program requirements.
• Full-time undergraduate students must complete a minimum of two experiential learning activities with at least one for academic credit.
• Students must have completed 27 credits to enroll in Experiential Learning Activities.
• All students must complete an introductory course prior to enrolling in any Experiential Learning Activities.
Students must consult with their Department Chair for specific major requirements to complete the Experiential Learning Program.