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4 Year BA Literatures & Cultures

The specialization in Literatures and Cultures focuses on reading and studying works of literary art and cultural artifacts, while exploring both literary theory and cultural theory.

Sample Program
This is only an example of one possible path through the program. Paths will differ, depending on students' interests, the number of courses they take each year, and the Department's rotation of courses. Consult our current courses for available offerings. For Degree requirements see the Course Calendar.  Students should also consult an advisor before each registration to ensure they are meeting all degree requirements.

Year 1: 

  • ENGL-1000(3) and 3 other credit hours of 1000-level English
  • 6 hours in Social Sciences
  • 6 hours in Science
  • 6 hours in cognates
  • 3 hours in Academic Writing
  • 3 hours in electives

Year 2:

  • ENGL-2145(6) Field of Cultural Studies or ENGL-2142(6) Fundamentals of Literary Study
  • 6 hours from Genres (e.g., ENGL-2603 Short Fiction)
  • 6 hours from Identities and Locations (e.g., ENGL-3713 Contexts in Canadian Literature)
  • 6 hours in Social Sciences
  • 6 hours in cognates

Year 3:

  • 6 hours from Periods (e.g. ENGL-3211 Victorian and Edwardian Literature)
  • 6 hours from Advanced (e.g., ENGL-3151 Critical Theory: An Introduction)
  • 6 hours other English
  • 6 hours in cognates
  • 6 hours in electives

Year 4:

  • 12 hours in English
  • 18 hours in electives