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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English/Literature and Culture, BA

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The Literature/Culture Track enables students to design a course of study in the history, meaning, function, and aesthetics of texts of all kinds. A student who completes this major will be able to identify the unique material, symbolic, formal, and aesthetic qualities of texts; apply the analytical skills and methods best suited to comprehend the significance of texts; analyze the ways that texts interact with audience, culture, medium, and ideology; evaluate the role of theory—its methods, history, politics, and functions—in textual analysis; and examine the ways in which questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity affect interactions with both traditional and nontraditional texts and theory. The Literature/Culture Track prepares students for any profession that requires strong analytic, communication, cultural, and aesthetic skills, and for academic study in literary and cultural studies.

Liberal Studies: 46

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:


Mathematics: 3

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

  • No courses with ENGL prefix

College: 0-6

Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)

Major: 36

Required Courses:

Writing Course: 3

One writing course from the following:

Literacies Course: 3

One literacies course from the following:

Capstone course:

Controlled Electives:

(2, 3)

Four Courses from the Following: 12

ENGL Prefix: 9

Three courses with ENGL prefix except

Free Electives: 31-38

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Intermediate-level foreign language may be included in Liberal Studies electives.

(2) An internship, aside from counting for up to 6cr toward the major, makes the BA degree recipient much more employable by providing job experience. Students should see the English BA internship director for advice about available openings.

(3) Courses used to fulfill core requirements cannot also be used to fulfill track requirements.

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