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English Literature

Become an expert in reading stories, literature, and understanding the underlying aspects of culture.

Great literature transcends time. Geneva's literature program equips you to not only read widely but also to see how the story of this world and the story of scripture are intrinsically intertwined. This program will prepare you for anything in life that requires reading deeply.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Share Your Work

Write and Edit at our newspaper, literary publication, and poet’s journal

Become Known

Earn a Spot in our international honors society for English and writing majors

Experience Deep Learning

Gain critical thinking and literary criticism skills vital to professional success

Key Courses

American Literature to the 1820s

Learn about the very beginnings of America from Native American stories, accounts of early explorers, and settlers’ novels and essays.


Hang out with Othello and Desdemona, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and his father in this extensive course exploring Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, and tragedies.

Masterpieces of World Literature

What does it take to be a “classic?” Consider that question as you study literary works such as Homer’s The Iliad, Dante’s The Divine Comedy, and Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.

Immigration Literature

Read the works of immigrant communities and dive into the social, cultural, and literary history behind their distinct perspectives that have changed American literature.

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


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“My professors helped me to see the beauty in the midst of my storms and gave me the courage to express and believe things I thought. Thank you for speaking truth to me.” - Hillary, English Major

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Content Manager
  • Archivist
  • Publisher
  • Writer

Further your impact...

  • Pursue a master’s in library sciences, creative writing, or English education
  • Work overseas teaching English in foreign countries
  • Gain certification as a Digital Archives Specialist, Content Systems Manager, or a Book Publisher
  • Geneva graduates teach at colleges like Florida Southern College, York College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Penn State University

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