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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA English: Literature Option

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/lit/litba.html

The Department’s literature program 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

40 credits. See schedule of courses for course offerings.

Required Language: 8 credits.

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

Required for Major: Core, 24-30 credits

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies 4

This course must be taken with or before any of the Survey Courses below (320, 321, 327, 328, 433)

Surveys

Choose 12-16 credits from the following (must include at least one British and one American literature course):

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 320 British Literature: Beginning to 1785 4
ENG 321 British Literature: 1785 to Present 4
ENG 327 American Literature: Beginning to 1860 4
ENG 328 American Literature: 1865 to Present 4
ENG 433 Selected Studies in World Literature 4

Theory

Choose one course from the following (4 credits):

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 416 Film Theory and Criticism 4
ENG 441 Literary Theory and Criticism 4

Shakespeare

Choose one course from the following (2 credits):

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories 2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies 2

Cultural Diversity

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

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 318 Multicultural Literature 2-4
ENG 436 Native American Literature 2-4
ENG 438 African American Literature 2-4

Electives

10-16 credits. Choose from any literature or linguistics course in consultation with an advisor.
Choices include, but are not limited to the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 316 Topics in Literature 4
ENG 318 Multicultural Literature 2-4
ENG 325 Children's Literature 3
ENG 381 Linguistics 4
ENG 402 Gender in Literature 2-4
ENG 403 Selected Authors 2-4
ENG 405 Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories 2
ENG 406 Shakespeare: Tragedies 2
ENG 410 21st Century Literature 4
ENG 416 Film Theory and Criticism 4
ENG 426 Selected Periods 2-4
ENG 432 Selected Studies in the Novel 2-4
ENG 433 Selected Studies in World Literature 4
ENG 435 World Novel 2-4
ENG 436 Native American Literature 2-4
ENG 438 African American Literature 2-4
ENG 441 Literary Theory and Criticism 4
ENG 463 Adolescent Literature 4
ENG 465 World Literature for Children and Young Adults 1-4
ENG 481 History of the English Language 4
ENG 482 English Structure and Pedagogical Grammar I 4
ENG 483 English Structure and Pedagogical Grammar II 4
ENG 492 Selected Topics 2-4
ENG 495 Special Studies 1-4