The English Studies/Pre-Law Track enables students to design a course of study in the history and practice of persuasive communication, interpretation, and the cultural power of literary representation.
A student who completes the Pre-Law Track will be able to identify, evaluate, and apply varied forms of analysis and argumentation; read, write, speak, and think in thoughtful, informed, persuasive fashion; and understand and distinguish the culturally
and historically specific relationships among language, cultural power, and interpretation, both in terms of persuasive writing and speech and the literary representations of minorities. The Track should also enable students to do well on law school
admissions essays and examinations in law school.
The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track enables students to design a course of study in the history, meaning, function, and aesthetics of texts of all kinds, especially literary texts.
A student who completes the Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track will be able to identify the unique material, symbolic, formal, and aesthetic qualities of texts of all kinds, especially literary texts; apply the analytical skills and methods
best suited to comprehend the significance of texts; analyze the ways that texts of all kinds interact with audience, culture, medium and ideology; evaluate the role of theory—its methods, history, politics, and functions—in literary, textual, and
cultural studies analysis; and examine the ways in which questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity affect our interactions with both traditional and nontraditional literature and theory. The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies
Track prepares students for any profession that requires strong analytic, communication, cultural, and aesthetic skills and for academic study in literary and cultural studies.
As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:
Humanities-Literature: ENGL 122 Mathematics: 3 credits Liberal Studies Electives: 9 credits, no courses with ENGL prefixCollege: Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)
Controlled Electives in English/Pre-Law:
Business: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, BLAW 235Criminology: CRIM 210, 215, 225, 255Economics:ECON 121, 122, 332History: HIST 320, 341, 342, 346, 475Philosophy: PHIL 101, 122, 130, 221, 270, 320, 450Political Science: PLSC: 358, 359, 361, 405