Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities

World Literature

York College offers a Minor World Literature.

The World Literature Minor (15 credits) provide students with a deep dive into global literary traditions, spanning cultures, languages, and historical periods. Studying diverse texts gives students insights into various perspectives and ideologies, fostering a rich understanding of humanity's literary heritage.
The curriculum explores diverse literary forms—from novels to poetry, drama, essays, and folklore—revealing insights into cultural, social, and political contexts. Through rigorous analysis, students uncover layers of meaning, enhancing their understanding of literature's impact on society.

Career Opportunities: A minor in World Literature enhances majors across humanities, social sciences, and professional fields, offering a global perspective and essential skills in critical thinking, communication, and cultural competency. Graduates are prepared for diverse careers in education, publishing, journalism, international relations, cultural advocacy, and beyond, as well as advanced studies in graduate or professional programs.

Contact: For any inquiries regarding the program, please contact Professor Samuel Ghelli.