Literary Studies Degree Plan

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The Literary Studies degree plan exposes students to a range of literary traditions, cultural contexts, and critical perspectives. The Literary Studies Core consists of four foundational courses—Introduction to Literary Studies, Major Authors, Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture, and Senior Capstone—that every student will take as they move through the major.

Beyond these core requirements, students will enjoy a great deal of flexibility and freedom as they choose courses from five different clusters: Literary History, Conventions, Forms and Genres, Literary and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Writing Studies. Each of these clusters contains exciting courses that reflect the English faculty’s diverse research interests, courses that are committed to exploring contemporary social and cultural issues. Choosing courses from these clusters will help you to build a unique knowledge base and skill set grounded in critical thinking and analysis. As you choose your path through the Literary Studies track, which courses will you take to equip yourself to become a next-level thinker?

The Literary Studies Matriculation Guide

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