Share the experience of classic, contemporary, and multicultural Literature with other
adventurous students and dedicated faculty.
Be a leader in the classroom and workplace by advancing your skills in critical thinking,
cultural knowledge, research and writing skills, and theories of reading.
Your own advisor from Literature's full-time faculty is assigned to every Literature
student to help design and complete your degree.
Undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts)
For a direct path to your degree, choose a Literature major without teacher certification
but with electives that enrich your training in Communication, Writing, History, and
other Human Sciences and Humanities.
Or combine your major with Teacher's Certification from University of Houston-Clear
Lake's College of Education. Your Literature faculty advisor will show you which courses
to register for. "Alternative certification" may be available for LITR majors who
want to finish their degrees and start teaching sooner.
Minors are available from other degree programs in Human Sciences and Humanities.
Talk with your advisor!
Bachelor of Arts in Literature
Bachelor of Arts in Literature: Middle School Teacher Certification, English Language
Arts and Reading 4-8
Bachelor of Arts in Literature: High School Teacher Certification, English Language
Arts and Reading 7-12
Graduate Program (Master of Arts)
The M.A. in Literature expands and enriches your knowledge of texts, theories, and
cultures. Seminars featuring student leadership associate you with other professionals
in the literary field.
Two plans of study (Coursework + comprehensive or thesis) + three optional concentrations
(American Studies, Pedagogy, and Professional Writing)
Each student in the LITR MA program is assigned a faculty advisor.
More About the Literature Program
Sigma Tau Delta, the national honor society for the study of literature, has a chapter
at UH-Clear Lake that sponsors inductions, book discussions, museum trips, and film
All UHCL Literature courses currently meet face-to-face in real-time classrooms where
you join other dedicated students, lead presentations or discussions, and receive
direct attention from full-time faculty who help you with your writing and research.