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  • Literature
    202-885-2971
    Fax: 202-885-2938
    lit@american.edu
    Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

    Rangel-Mullin, Rebecca
    Sr. Administrative Assistant

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For current class offerings, times, and additional information, visit the Office of the Registrar.

The Department of Literature offers graduate seminars as well as somewhat larger courses—rarely over twenty-five students and typically smaller—that also enroll a cross-section of students from the department's other programs, including MFA students and advanced undergraduate literature majors. Courses are offered during both daytime and evening hours.

At least six of the twelve courses required for completion of the program must be graduate seminars, which are limited to fifteen students. Students thus have ample opportunities to get to know their peers and their professors in a supportive learning environment.