Apr 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Literature, BA

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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. 

Major Requirements

All of the Following Courses:

Eight Credits From the Following:

Total: 46 Credits

* requires world language proficiency; must be a literature course

Program Details

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.

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