Lake Superior State University

Literature: Bachelor of Arts

Program Description

This program promotes a well-rounded study of literary texts across mulitiple genres and media in keeping with current scholarship and research in the field of English while honing skills significant to effective writing, critical thinking, and textual analysis.

Opportunities for publishing and editing are available through work on the literary journal, and the student-edited journal, or the monthly magazine.

Degree Requirements

Methods, Genre, and Theory (9 credits)

  • ENGL180 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
  • ENGL221 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
  • ENGL380 History of Literary Criticism 3

Diversity and Culture (3 credits - Choose one)

  • ENGL235 Survey of Native Literature 3
  • ENGL236 Literature and Culture 3

Literary History and Traditions (12 credits)

Professional Skills (3 credits - Choose one)

Textual Criticism (6 credits)

  • ENGL345 Studies in Classic Texts 3
  • ENGL435 Studies in Visual Texts 3

Advanced Studies in Literature (6 credits)

  • ENGL440 Advanced Studies in British Literature 3
  • ENGL442 Advanced Studies in Americian Literature 3

Senior Thesis (4 credits)

Minor (minimum 20 credits)

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English.  If taken at LSSU, this would be CHIN151-CHIN152 or CHIN251-CHIN252; FREN151-FREN152 or FREN251-FREN252; NATV141-NATV142 or NATV201-NATV202; or SPAN161-SPAN162. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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