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Programs Offered

Literature B.A.

Literature Minor

Italian Studies B.A.

Italian Studies Minor

Literature M.A.

Literature Ph.D.

Literature Designated Emphasis

Other Programs of Interest

Classical Studies

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

East Asian Studies

Feminist Studies


History of Art and Visual Culture

History of Consciousness

Italian Studies

Jewish Studies

Languages and Applied Linguistics

Language Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies



Spanish Studies

The study of literature at UCSC is organized as an interdisciplinary field coordinated through a single Department of Literature, rather than through separate departments of English, modern languages, and classics. This structure fosters innovative and comparative approaches to literature among both faculty and students. Courses in the major encompass traditional literary history and interpretation, cross-cultural inquiry and current theoretical debates, and new media.

The Literature Department also sponsors the Italian Studies major.