English Major with Literary Studies Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Mission Statement: The English Literature Program develops students’ abilities in analytical reading, writing, and thinking through study of significant literary texts in British, American, and world literature.
Literary Studies is a liberal arts program. It often is recommended as a pre-professional program and is the most appropriate concentration for those students hoping to pursue the study of language and literature at the doctoral level. Many students pursue this concentration for personal enrichment or in preparation for other types of careers or professional schools. Literary Studies majors are generally successful wherever verbal and analytical skills are important.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
|Note: ENGL 270 and ENGL 271 requires a minimum grade ≥B- in each course and a ≥B average for the two courses together.|
|Note: see admission requirements for remaining requirements for the common departmental pre-major.|
|ENGL 270||INTRODUCTION TO FICTION||5|
|ENGL 271||INTRODUCTION TO POETRY||5|
|ENGL 340||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I||5|
|ENGL 341||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II||5|
|ENGL 342||SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE III||5|
|ENGL 343||SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I||5|
|ENGL 344||SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II||5|
|Required Literary Study Option Courses|
|ENGL 273||CRITICAL METHODOLOGIES||5|
|ENGL 360||LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE||5|
|ENGL 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||5|
|Select one of the following||5|
|LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE|
|Select two or more seminar courses from the following||10|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE I: MAJOR AUTHORS|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE II: STUDIES IN GENRE|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE III: LITERARY ERAS|
|SEMINAR IN LITERATURE IV: SPECIAL TOPICS|
|Elective–select one 400-level literature course||5|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- demonstrate adherence to disciplinary conventions, including grammar, mechanics and appropriate citation style, and production of creative and rhetorically sensitive prose;
- compose sophisticated arguments that are well organized and supported by research and textual evidence;
- demonstrate essential skills of deep reading, analytical writing, and critical thinking;
- demonstrate knowledge of literary texts, cultures and time periods in order to develop cultural awareness and competency.