Literature

Under the Literature concentration, students ground their study of literature in a series of introductory courses in major themes and historical approaches, intermediate courses in Shakespeare and literary theory, and a senior seminar that requires the development of a research project. Students complement these core courses with a selection of electives that engage specific genres, authors, and periods, as well as different disciplines and literatures of diversity (e.g. Native American Literature). M.A. students select graduate seminars in American, British, and world literatures as well as other disciplines, their course work culminating in either a traditional thesis or a portfolio of seminar papers revised in collaboration with a committee. The Literature concentration imparts an understanding of not only the aesthetic richness of canonical and emerging literatures but also the historical and cultural forces that have contributed to their making. The classes are of a size that makes discussion an important part of a student’s experience. 
 

Bachelor of Arts - English; Literature Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 40-54

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: English majors with the concentration in Literature must earn 36 of their total credits in Department of English courses.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

English Core Courses15
Upper-Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division English Electives6
Literature Seminar Capstone3
Modern or Classical Languages Requirement4-18
Total Hours40-54

English Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 110LIntro to Lit3
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
Complete 2 of the following courses:6
The Environmental Imagination
Literary Histories
Genres, Themes, Approaches
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Core Courses

Complete 4 of the following courses, with at least one being a 400-level course:12
Studies in Literary Forms
U.S. Writers of Color
Lit by & About Native Amer
The American Novel
Voices of the Am Renaissance
Major Author/s
Montana Writers
African American Lit
Asian American Literature
Medieval Lit
Chaucer
Milton
British Romanticism
Modern Poetry
Short Fiction
Science Fiction
Lit & Environment
Lit & Other Disciplines
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Literary Approaches to Drama
Special Topics
Literature in Place
Critical Theory
History of Criticism & Theory
Ecocritical Theory & Practice
Studies in Comparative Lit
Special Topics
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division English Electives

Complete any two upper-division courses from course prefixes: CRWR, IRSH, FILM, LING, LIT, or WRIT. All courses must be 300- or 400-level.6
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Literature Seminar Capstone

Complete the following course:
LIT 494Seminar: Lit Capstone3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern & Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students may either take four sequential semesters (101, 102, 201, 202) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Complete the 202-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English.4-18

Minimum Required Grade: C-