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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA Literature

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/lit/litba.html
The English Department’s BA in Literature provides students with the communication and critical thinking skills that prepare graduates for a wide range of professions, including careers in education, publishing and editing, marketing, law, and administration.

 

Degree Requirements

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 40 credits. See current [PDF] course offerings. (214 KiB)

 

Language: 8 credits

Required Minor: Yes, any. See your faculty advisor.

Required for Major: Core, 24-30 credits

 

Major Common Core:

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 275W

Introduction to Literary Studies

4

FA, SP

 ENG 275W is a prerequisite for all required Survey courses (320, 321, 327, 328, 433W, 435).

 

Surveys:

Choose 12-16 credits from the following. Must include one British, one American, and one world literature course.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 320

British Literature to 1785

4

FA

ENG 321

British Literature 1785-present

4

SP

ENG 327

American Literature to 1865

4

FA

ENG 328

American Literature 1865-present

4

SP

ENG 433W

Selected Studies in World Literature

4

FA

ENG 435

The World Novel

2-4

SP

 

Theory:

Choose one course from the following (4 credits).

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 441

Literary Theory and Criticism

4

SP

FILM 416

Film Theory and Criticism

4

SP

 

Shakespeare:

Choose once course from the following (2 credits).

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 405

Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories

2

SP

ENG 406

Shakespeare: Tragedies

2

SP

 

Cultural Diversity:

Choose one course from the following (2-4 credits).

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 318

Multicultural Literature

2-4

variable

ENG 412W

Arab American Literature

4

variable

ENG 436W

Native American Literature

2-4

alternate SP

ENG 437W

Latina/o Literature

2-4

variable

ENG 438W

African American Literature

2-4

variable

 

Electives:

Choose 12-16 credits in consultation with an advisor to reach the total 40 credits for the major. Courses may not double-count for multiple requirements.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 316

Topics in Literature

1-4

variable

ENG 318

Multicultural Literature

2-4

variable

ENG 319

Animals in Literature

3

alternate FA

ENG 320

British Literature to 1785

4

FA

ENG 321

British Literature 1785-present

4

SP

ENG 325

Children’s Literature

3

FA, SP

ENG 327

American Literature to 1865

4

FA

ENG 328

American Literature 1865-present

4

SP

ENG 381

Introduction to English Linguistics

4

FA, SP

ENG 402W

Gender in Literature

4

variable

ENG 403W

Selected Authors

4

variable

ENG 405

Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories

2

SP

ENG 406

Shakespeare: Tragedies

2

SP

ENG 410

21st-Century Literature

4

variable

ENG 412W

Arab American Literature

4

variable

ENG 425

Topics in Children’s Literature

2-4

SP, SU

ENG 426

Selected Periods

2-4

SU

ENG 433W

Selected Studies in World Literature

4

FA

ENG 435

The World Novel

2-4

SP

ENG 436W

Native American Literature

2-4

alternate SP

ENG 437W

Latina/o Literature

2-4

variable

ENG 438W

African American Literature

2-4

variable

ENG 441

Literary Theory and Criticism

4

SP

ENG 461

World Literature for Children and Young Adults

2-4

variable

ENG 463

Adolescent Literature

3

SP

ENG 481

History of the English Language

4

alternate FA

ENG 492

Selected Topics

2-4

variable

ENG 495

Special Studies

1-4

variable