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    Jul 13, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literature (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Literature , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 42 credit hours with grades of C or better, with at least 21 credit hours at or above 300-level
  • Specializations: Literary Studies, Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, or Transcultural Studies

Course Requirements


Core (18 credit hours)


Specializations (24 credit hours)


Complete one of the following specializations:

Literary Studies


Cinema Studies


Additional

Complete two courses (6 credit hours) from the following:

Film or Interdisciplinary Topics

  • Two additional 300- or 400-level courses in film or interdisciplinary topics
Electives

  • Two additional 300- or 400-level courses offered or approved by the Department of Literature

Creative Writing


Required

Creative Writing

Complete three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

Note: Students may take the same creative writing course no more than twice.

Electives

  • Three additional courses offered or approved by the Department of Literature

Transcultural Studies


Combined Literature (BA) and Literature (MA)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Undergraduate literature majors should consult with the MA program director prior to applying. Admission decisions follow the procedures used to evaluate graduate applicants to the MA in Literature. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Students will be admitted formally to MA status only if they have completed all requirements for the BA in Literature with at least an overall 3.00 grade point average and a 3.20 grade point average in literature courses.

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