Mar 03, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literature, BA

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Major Requirements


English literature majors engage a wide range of texts from varied cultures, genres, historical periods, and perspectives. Pacific’s literature courses are small and intensive in order to build the skills of critical-thinking, analytical writing, and rhetorical analysis. With the guidance and support of our literature faculty, students read extensively across more than a thousand years of literature, engage complex concepts through sundry theoretical frameworks, and perfect the art of argumentation.


Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a degree in English Literature, students are able to:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of primary literary texts and a familiarity with their cultural, formal, and literary contexts and backgrounds.
  • identify the role of context in the production, reception, and transmission of literary works (including historical periods, geographic or national spaces, and cultural differences).
  • demonstrate a familiarity with major theoretical schools and discourses and an ability to apply them to a variety of literary or aesthetic works.  
  • support literary analysis and research with peer-reviewed academic resources using proper documentation and citation formats according to industry standards
  • undertake sophisticated writing and research projects, including the timely planning, documenting, completing, and assessing of work within the constraints of the project.

Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

All of the Following Courses:

Eight Credits From the Following:

Total: 46 Credits

* requires world language proficiency; must be a literature course

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