B.A. in English 48 months Undergraduate Program By University of Utah |Top Universities
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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

English Language and LiteratureMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Program Purpose: The program aims to give students a broad knowledge of literary texts produced in English, and to help them acquire the necessary research and communication skills to pursue careers in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors or to continue their studies in advanced academic or professional programs. Students should also develop sufficient acquaintance with culturally and historically diverse traditions to consider the place of English and American literature within a larger global context. Learning Outcomes: Students who graduate with a major in English Literature should be able to identify important issues raised by a given text and to state them in them in clear, well-focused language. Students should be able to analyze and interpret individual texts, with close attention to language as well as ideas. Students should be able to show their ability to work critically with fundamental ideas about literary genres, themes, styles, historical periods, and cultural contexts for literary and other texts produced in English and related traditions. Students should be able to integrate the perspectives of other disciplines when relevant. Students should show familiarity with major literary theories and critical approaches. Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue research, using both technological and archival resources. Students should be able to synthesize relevant concepts and information from a variety of sources in order to address the complex issues or interpretive challenges that texts present and to develop critical hypotheses of their own. Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their conclusions persuasively in clear, effective writing, with a thoughtful awareness of different audiences, contexts and disciplinary conventions. Students should be able to acknowledge other perspectives and place their own arguments in relation to those.

Program overview

Main Subject

English Language and Literature

Degree

Other

Study Level

Undergraduate

Program Purpose: The program aims to give students a broad knowledge of literary texts produced in English, and to help them acquire the necessary research and communication skills to pursue careers in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors or to continue their studies in advanced academic or professional programs. Students should also develop sufficient acquaintance with culturally and historically diverse traditions to consider the place of English and American literature within a larger global context. Learning Outcomes: Students who graduate with a major in English Literature should be able to identify important issues raised by a given text and to state them in them in clear, well-focused language. Students should be able to analyze and interpret individual texts, with close attention to language as well as ideas. Students should be able to show their ability to work critically with fundamental ideas about literary genres, themes, styles, historical periods, and cultural contexts for literary and other texts produced in English and related traditions. Students should be able to integrate the perspectives of other disciplines when relevant. Students should show familiarity with major literary theories and critical approaches. Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to pursue research, using both technological and archival resources. Students should be able to synthesize relevant concepts and information from a variety of sources in order to address the complex issues or interpretive challenges that texts present and to develop critical hypotheses of their own. Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their conclusions persuasively in clear, effective writing, with a thoughtful awareness of different audiences, contexts and disciplinary conventions. Students should be able to acknowledge other perspectives and place their own arguments in relation to those.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+

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