B.A. in English

Literature immerses you into worlds created by great imaginations. Studying the written word, and the techniques and theories behind it, will sharpen your abilities in analysis and creative writing. Earning the bachelor's degree in English gives you the skills to read and write about complex ideas, characters, and plot lines.

What you'll study

British, American, and world literatures provide a strong foundation for the English major. Choose to explore Shakespeare, the Beatniks, contemporary memoir, or fantasy/science fiction. Read closely through the lenses of popular culture, literary criticism, and theory. Discuss how magic happens on the page when a writer effectively expresses insight, technique, and creativity.

How you'll learn more

Refine your papers through the learning process of drafting, writing, and revising. Great professors inspire you, even as the great authors of the world become your teachers too. Meet current authors at campus events. Write or edit for NSU's student literary arts magazine or newspaper, or start your own poetry slam on campus.

Where it can take you

Communication and clear writing are essential tools to stand out in a world of digital clutter. Realize your potential in advertising, website production, or education. Continue to graduate studies in literature, law, and almost any field that demands strong communication skills. Be ready to write.

Program Curriculum

Core Courses (27 credits)
Credits
LITR 2010
British Literature I (LITR 2010 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2011
British Literature II (LITR 2011 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2020 or LITR 2020H
American Literature I or American Literature I Honors (LITR 2020 or LITR 2020H / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2021 or LITR 2021H
American Literature II or American Literature II Honors (LITR 2021 or LITR 2021H / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2030 or LITR 2030H
World Literature I or World Literature I Honors (LITR 2030 or LITR 2030H / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2031 or LITR 203H
World Literature II or World Literature II Honors (LITR 2031 or LITR 203H / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3060
History and Structure of the English Language (LITR 3060 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 4050
Literary Criticism and Theory (LITR 4050 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 4760
Major Authors (LITR 4760 / Credits: 3 )
3
Any “Popular Literature and Culture” course (3 credits)
Credits
LITR 2110
Detective Fiction (LITR 2110 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2120
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (LITR 2120 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2130
Contemporary Memoir (LITR 2130 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2140
Latino Identities (LITR 2140 / Credits: 3 )
3
Any two “Literary Area Studies” courses (6 credits)
Credits
LITR 3510
Irish Literature (LITR 3510 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3520
African-American Literature (LITR 3520 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3530
Caribbean Literature (LITR 3530 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3540
Latin American Literature (LITR 3540 / Credits: 3 )
3
Any two “Literary Genres” courses (6 credits)
Credits
LITR 3620
Studies in Poetry (LITR 3620 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3630
Studies in the Novel (LITR 3630 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3640
Studies in Drama (LITR 3640 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3660
Young Adult Literature (LITR 3660 / Credits: 3 )
3
Any one of the following courses
Credits
3000/4000-level LITR or any of the following (3 credits)
Any LITR (3000/4000-level LITR or any of the following (3 credits) / Credits: 3 )
3
FILM 3050
Literature and Film (FILM 3050 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 3400
The Beat Generation (HUMN 3400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 3610
The Harlem Renaissance (HUMN 3610 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 3800
Mexican Cult of Death in Myth and Literature (HUMN 3800 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 4310
The Vampire (HUMN 4310 / Credits: 3 )
3

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 24 credits of coursework from the following disciplines: ARTS, COMM, DANC, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, and THEA, as well as an intermediate degree of competency in a foreign language (generally, a minimum of 6 credits or another demonstration of competency).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

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