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2022-2023 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog [Current]

English - Literature Emphasis (B.A.)


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Program Summary

SUU English Department’s program in literature aims to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of literature from a variety of perspectives and cultures. The Department offers a comprehensive program of study that includes both broad survey courses and specialized seminars. Faculty foster in students knowledge of human cultures, the ability to analyze texts, proficiency with both written and oral communication skills, and information literacy.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.  

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

English - Literature Curriculum (51 Credits)


Note


ENGL 2400 is required for English majors and minors as a prerequisite to 3000- and 4000-level classes, and with ENGL 2700 for 4000-level classes.

Additional Survey Course (3 Credits)


Select one of the following:

Additional Required Courses (6 Credits)


Literature Concentration (18 Credits)


Select one of the following concentrations:

General Literary Studies


This concentration provides a broad, general study of literature.

Required 2000-Level Course (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Required 4000-Level Literature Courses (12 Credits)

Select 12 credits from the following courses:

Note

Each of the above courses may be taken twice with different topics/themes.

Additional Required Course (3 Credits)

Select three credits from the following:

Race, Gender, and Culture


This concentration provides an in-depth focus on issues of race, gender, and cultural diversity in literature.

Required 2000-Level Course (3 Credits)

Select three credits from the following. Individual sections must be designed “Race, Gender, & Culture” to count towards the concentration:

Required 4000-Level Literature Courses (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits from the following. Individual sections must be designed “Race, Gender, & Culture” to count towards the concentration:

Note

Each of the above courses may be taken twice with different topics/themes.

Additional 4000-Level Literature Course (3 Credits)

Select one additional 4000-level course from the following. This course does not have to have special designation:

Free Electives (18-26 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120


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