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2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
   
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2019
 
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English Literature, BA


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Our English Literature major is distinctive in its balance of historical literary traditions, contemporary texts, critical theory, and cultural context. Because we can combine a small college’s close attention to individual students with a large university’s library resources, our courses encourage a wide range of interdisciplinary linkages while developing skills in information processing and online database research. The major engages students with challenging and provocative tests and in the process stimulates wide reading, understanding of a variety of literary traditions and genres, and critical thinking.

Core Courses 6 courses (18 credits)


The core courses ensure familiarity with a wide range of interconnected literary traditions over centuries. These should be taken after 30 credits of university coursework.

Related Area 4 courses (12 credits)


Choose four classes from one of the following departments: Classics, Communication, English Writing, French, History of Art & Architecture, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, or Theatre Arts. Other choices of departments for the related area are possible with the approval of the Academic Advisor.

Additional Requirements - 2 courses (6 credits)


After earning 60 credits, English Literature majors must enroll in ENGCMP 1150 Grammar and Copy Editing, to satisfy their final composition requirement.  After earning 90 credits, all English Literature majors must take ENGLIT 1950  to fulfill the capstone class requirement.

Total Credits: 51


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