Mar 30, 2023  

English, B.A., Literature Track

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College of Arts and Sciences


To find which courses will fulfill core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar.

Major Field of Concentration

Upper Division Requirements:

The major concentration in English consists of a minimum of 22 semester hours of upper-division work. Required courses are:

Literature Track:

Within the literature track of the English major, the student must complete at least three upper-division literature electives, such as period, genre, figure, theory, or interpretation courses. Because an important purpose of the electives is to broaden the student’s experience of literature, additional courses in Shakespeare will not count toward the three electives of the literature track. Students may, of course, take additional courses beyond their major requirements.


Also Required:

Also required are two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, the language courses must be taken for college-level credit. [Neither College Level Examination Program (CLEP) nor Advanced Placement (AP) exams fulfills this requirement.]

For the remainder of a student’s program, including 12 required semester hours of upper-division courses in related subjects, selection is based upon the student’s objectives and in consultation with the major advisor. A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course of the major. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

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