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Literary Studies

WHAT EXACTLY ARE LITERARY STUDIES?

Coursework focuses on the subject areas most central to the field of literary studies, and the likely requirements of an English major at most Minnesota four-year colleges and universities.

WHY STUDY LITERARY STUDIES?

This degree will provide sound preparation in subject knowledge, effective communications, and critical thinking skills that are needed in many career fields, ranging from business and law to humanities.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A LITERARY STUDIES DEGREE?

All Normandale English degrees are designed to transfer as general liberal arts degrees with a combination of general education requirements and English specialization.

Careers in Literary Studies

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study history often work in the following professions:

  • College English Language Teachers
  • Editors
  • High School Teachers
  • Writers and Authors

 

Skills Acquired

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Literary studies programs include topics such as:

  • Literary analysis
  • Period and genre studies
  • Author studies
  • Literary criticism
  • Regional and oral traditions

Degrees & Certificates in Literary Studies

The Associate of Arts degree with a Literary Studies Emphasis satisfies the first two years of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum credits and also prepares English majors to enter a Bachelor of Arts program in this field.

Students will complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and electives for a total of 40 credits. Additionally, they will complete 20 credits for the English Studies Emphasis, resulting in an AA with a total of 60 credits.

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Literary Studies:

The Associate of Arts Degree with a Literary Studies Emphasis satisfies the first 2 years of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum credits and also prepares English majors to enter a Bachelor of Arts program in this field.

Prerequisite: Students must earn a B or better in ENGC 1101 (Freshman Composition) before being admitted to the program.

Students will complete 20 credits for the English Studies Emphasis, resulting in an AA with a total of 60 credits.

Required Courses - 6 credits

Code Title Credits
ENGC 2000 Writing about Literature 3
ENGL 2120 Shakespeare 3

Complete 2 Courses for 8 credits

Code Title Credits
ENGL 2150 American Literature 1 4
ENGL 2151 American Literature 2 4
ENGL 2160 British Writers 1 4
ENGL 2161 British Writers 2 4

Complete one of the following for 3 credits:

Code Title Credits
ENGL 2130 African American Literature 3
ENGL 2133 Native American Literature 3

One Additional ENGL Course

Complete one additional ENGL course numbered over 2100 for 3 credits.

Total English Credits = 20