Our faculty include prominent scholars, teachers, and practitioners, and the former poet laureate of Rhode Island. They bring their expertise to bear in research, publishing, consulting, and community service, and personally guide students who seek internships, admission to graduate programs, and careers that rely on communication skills cultivated by the department.
Majoring in literary and cultural studies
Students pursing this major learn about the music, literature, art, and cultural practices of their own community as well as others. They engage in creative expression through language, performance studies, creative writing and other forms. Students develop creative skills as they learn to see themselves as agents whose actions shape the world they live in.
Concentrations and minors
The department offers concentrations in Creative and Applied Arts, Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies. Minors are offered in Literary and Cultural Studies, Literature, and Media and Cultural Studies. Faculty within the department also teach courses that are components of several interdisciplinary concentrations.