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  • This page outlines requirements for the BA in Literary Studies with a concentration in Literature. Students can also study Literature as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in Literary Studies with a concentration in Literature

    Faculty members in Literary Studies regard critical and theoretical writing as a process that is as creative as writing poetry, fiction, and drama. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. In choosing courses to meet requirements, students are encouraged to meet with Carolyn Vellenga Berman for questions about the Literature concentration. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Literary Studies Requirements Worksheets below. 

    Required courses:

    Introductory courses:

    • The Invention of Literature. Either LLST 2003/2004 or LLST 2007 (3-4 credits)
    • Literary Reinvention. Either LLST 2005/2006 or LLST 2008 (3-4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 1 LLST single author course (3-4 credits)
    • 1 LLST-RFW Reading for Writers course (3-4 credits)
    • 4 LLSL Literature electives (12-16 credits)
    • 2 Advanced LLSL courses (6-8 credits)
    • 1 Poetry course (3-4 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • Choose one of the following, by advisement (3-4 credits):
      • Individual Independent Senior Project
      • LLSL 4900 Senior Seminar: Literature

    Total credits: 36-48 

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