English B.A. - 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: 2020-21

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 Courses

15

Upper-Division Core Courses

12

Upper-Division English Electives

6

Literature Seminar Capstone

3

Modern or Classical Languages Requirement

4-18

Total Hours

40-54


English Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LIT 110L

Intro to Lit

3

LIT 300

Literary Criticism

3

LIT 327

Shakespeare

3

Complete 2 of the following courses (note: you may take two sections of LIT 236L or LIT 246L if the course subtitles and content are different):

6

LIT 202L

The Environmental Imagination

LIT 236L

Literary Histories

LIT 246L

Genres, Themes, Approaches

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 4 of the following courses, with at least one being a 400-level course:

12

LIT 301

Studies in Literary Forms

LIT 304

U.S. Writers of Color

LIT 305

Lit by & About Native Amer

LIT 314

The American Novel

LIT 315

Voices of the Am Renaissance

LIT 331

Major Author/s

LIT 342

Montana Writers

LIT 343

African American Lit

LIT 344

Asian American Literature

LIT 349L

Medieval Lit

LIT 350L

Chaucer

LIT 353L

Milton

LIT 355

British Romanticism

LIT 363

Modern Poetry

LIT 369

Short Fiction

LIT 370

Science Fiction

LIT 373

Lit & Environment

LIT 376

Lit & Other Disciplines

LIT 378L

Gay and Lesbian Studies

LIT 380

Literary Approaches to Drama

LIT 391

Special Topics

LIT 402

Literature in Place

LIT 420

Critical Theory

LIT 421

History of Criticism & Theory

LIT 422

Ecocritical Theory & Practice

LIT 430

Studies in Comparative Lit

LIT 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division English Electives

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Literature Seminar Capstone

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

LIT 494

Seminar: Lit Capstone

3

Total Hours

3

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).

Code

Title

Hours

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

4-18

Minimum Required Grade: C-