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A life of reading is a life invested in meaning. It is only through literature where you can know a person fully, and once developed, this ability can be applied to all relationships in the world. Through your work in literature, you will learn to see the world differently and enrich your life daily.

About Literature

Through the literature program, you will learn to

  • think critically
  • communicate effectively
  • organize meaningfully
  • respond with empathy
  • handle ambiguity
  • understand works of the imagination
  • delight in other perspectives
  • read with awareness of historical and cultural context
  • recognize multiple ways of reading
  • appreciate the beauty and power of language

You will encounter dynamic faculty with a wide range of expertise. Boise State’s literature faculty care deeply about students and are committed to working closely with you in the classroom. Together with other students, you will explore exciting ideas and inspiring works of imaginative writing.

For more information, contact Dr. Ann Campbell, Director of Literature and Humanities, at