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2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2020-2021 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.

Rather than complete a related area, students may also choose a minor which is often a total of 15 credits, depending upon the chosen Minor.

Capstone Requirement - 1 course (3 credits)

After earning 90 credits, all English Literature majors must take  ENGLIT 1950 to fulfill the capstone class requirement.

Note: After earning 60 credits, English Literature majors must enroll in ENGCMP 1150 - Grammar and Copy Editing, to satsify their final composition requirement.

Total Credits: 51

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