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.
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: 6 credits, no courses with ENGL prefixCollege: Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)
Three courses with ENGL prefix except: ENGL 100,101, 121, 122, and 202
Intermediate-level foreign language may be included in Liberal Studies electives.
Although not a requirement for the degree, an internship, aside from counting for up to six creditrs toward the major, makes the BA degree recipient much more employable by providing job experience. Students should see the English BA internship director for advice about available openings.
Courses used to fulfill core requirements cannot also be used to fulfill track requirements.