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Do you like to read and analyze books or stories? Do you enjoy debating the meaning behind different forms of writing? Consider a Literature Minor from University of Detroit Mercy, and open the book to a wide variety of career options.

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Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Literature courses offer students the opportunity to develop critical reading and writing skills, while exposing them to a wide range of important literary periods, genres and authors.
  • The Literature minor makes the study and critique of literature available to non-English majors, who have a passion for reading and writing, but have chosen another area of study.
  • Detroit Mercy’s writing center is a great resource where students can engage in one-on-one sessions, work on any stage of the writing process, review drafts or instructor feedback and get support if English is not their first language.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a great, well-rounded education. We don’t just teach literature; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

The Literature minor is useful to students in a wide variety of disciplines because it helps develop skills in critical thinking, writing, researching and editing. The minor also develops historical and cultural awareness. All of these skills will serve students well in the work force or graduate or professional school.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.

Contact Info

Michael Barry, Ph.D.
Department Chair, English
313-993-1050
barrymg@udmercy.edu

Featured Alumna

Rachel Wozniak '16

“The classes required for my Literature minor have taught me just how important literature is in everyday life, and how much of an impact it has on the world around me. My reading and writing skills have also improved significantly thanks to the careful eye of professors in small classes coaching me every step of the way. I am forever grateful for the lessons learned while completing my Literature minor at Detroit Mercy.”

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