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  • Literature

    Our courses vary from historical surveys to special topics. Students carefully analyze written works, understand their historical and cultural contexts, and converse with classmates and professors about their close readings in discussion-based courses.

    Work Program Opportunities

    • The ’Burnian
, the oldest college newspaper in Illinois
    • Disc Jockey for the College’s online radio station
    • Tutoring for the College’s writing center
    • Department Marketing and Promotions Assistant
    • Departmental Assistant

    Awards and Prizes

    • Talent-Based Scholarships
    • Beginning Scholar Awards
    • Excellence in the Major Awards
    • Louise Allen Creative Writing Awards
    • Student Journalism Awards
    • Stoddard Prize for Literature
    • Asbury Prize for Journalism
    • First Year Writing Awards

    Career Opportunities

    • Publishing/Editing
    • Journalism
    • Teacher
    • Professional Writing
    • Graduate School

    Student Testimonials

    “My work as a Literature major exposed me to a variety of perspectives and forced me to consider the merit of those perspectives. As an Admissions Counselor, I put the adaptability I developed in those Literature and Writing courses to use daily as I navigate the various needs and concerns of prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors.”

    Aaron Pflug, Class of 2011
    Blackburn College Admissions Counselor


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