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Overview for American Literature (United States)

A program that focuses on the literature and literary development, both formal and folkloric, of the United States from the Colonial Era to the present. Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, literary criticism, and regional and oral traditions.

Careers for American Literature (United States) Majors

A major in American Literature (United States) is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in American Literature (United States)

Top 4 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of American Literature (United States) among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Most Selective$20,021 
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Most Selective- 
Castleton State College
Castleton, VT
Less Selective$18,060 
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University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Most Selective$39,183 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.