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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language and Literature Major, BA

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The study of literature trains students in reflective reading, theoretically based inquiry, critical analysis, and effective verbal and written expression. Students are taught to analyze literary works as representations of literary genres and in historical and cultural contexts as well as to examine literary influence and explore literature through the lens of critical theory. Majors are expected to complete English 302 and English 303 during their first quarter in the major.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to articulate orally and in writing how literature is contextualized historically.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of literary perspectives, conventions, and forms.
  • Understand and be able to articulate orally and in writing how literature is contextualized culturally.
  • Demonstrate their writing competence by successfully meeting the rhetorical needs of situations requiring the application of a variety of genres and styles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary critical theories.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in research methodologies
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of grammar and linguistics.

Select two literary forms courses - Credits: 10

Select one language and linguistics course- Credits: 5

Select two literature and history courses - Credits: 10

Department-Approved Electives - Credits: 10

Select 10 credits of English literature, language, writing or film studies (Elective credits may be taken from any English literature, language, or film studies course at the 300 level or above. No more than 5 credits of film studies may be counted as elective credits in the English language and literature major. One 200-level course (up to 5 credits) may be counted as an elective.)

Total Credits: 72

College and Department Information

English Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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