Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

English, Literature Concentration, BA

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Department: English 

The Literature concentration in English introduces students to the critical reading, writing and thinking tools central to the discipline of literary studies. This concentration exposes students to a rich variety of literatures in English from different historical periods, nations, genres and traditions, exploring how literature both influences and is influenced by the world around it. Students will have multiple opportunities to learn how to enter the scholarly conversations at the heart of literary studies and will be well prepared to bring a variety of skills to the workplace or to enter graduate programs in literature, law or public service.


Learning Outcomes   

Grade Requirement

Majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 101/101E - Writing Rhetorically  and ENGL 102 - Writing Rhetorically with Sources . Credit earned for ENGL 101/101E  and ENGL 102  may not be applied to the major.

The Department of English will permit a major to use only one passing grade below “C-” to satisfy requirements in the English major. An additional grade below “C-” will require the major to take another English course.

Course Requirements

Area electives (12 credits)

♦ Research methods in literature

Complete one course, selected from the following:*

Electives (9 credits)

Complete three additional English (ENGL) courses at the 200-level or above; at least two courses must be at the 300-level or above.

Senior seminar (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following: 

Total minimum credits: 36-39

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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