Literary Studies RAP Fall 2014

Literary Studies RAP is designed for students who are drawn to the written word. It is ideal for students who love reading, writing and/or discussing short stories, novels, poetry and other forms of literature. 

When you join this RAP you will...

  • Broaden and deepen both critical and creative talents.
  • Read literature that deals with our relationship to society.
  • Share your living-and-learning experience with a community of passionate and expressive peers.

Students with or without a declared major can choose the Literary Studies RAP.

In the RAP seminar you may explore:

  • The utopian vision
  • The notion of the self
  • Politics and literature, and/or
  • The relationship of the literature of black women writers, poets, and cultural workers to society.

The RAP offers students myriad opportunities for intellectual and creative growth.

Be sure to visit the How to Join page of this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this fantastic program!


Fall 2014

ALL students in the Literary Studies RAP will enroll in the following classes taught in the residential area:

"RAP Seminar"- UNIV 190R
1 credit


"World Literature in English" - English 144 (Gen Ed ALG),
4 credits


"College Writing" - English 112 (Gen Ed CW), 3 credits, a limited number of sections will be offered in each residential area both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Spring 2015

  • No required RAP classes.
  • Small sections of Gen Ed classes will be offered in each residence area.



Students will live in Van Meter Hall in Central area of campus.

Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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