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BA in English Literature & New Media Online


Dickens, meet Twitter

Literature scholars, writers, bibliophiles, media geeks....welcome.
Our BA in English Literature & New Media program is a unique, online degree that emphasizes the intersection of literary studies and digital media. You'll study literature and writing, while also considering how those disciplines are influenced and changed by evolving technologies.

In this small, low-residency program you'll study with a cohort and full-time faculty from the on-campus department. All newly enrolled students will receive an iPad. This tool will help you: 

» Expand your textual and digital literacy

» Study literature and creative writing in the context of new media

» Enhance your new media production skills by creating digital projects in courses that focus on digital storytelling, maps and literature, hypertext and graphic novels

» Learn from within your community and out in the natural world

» Hone your critical thinking and writing skills

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The English literature and new media degree offers the flexibility of online coursework, while emphasizing active learning, service, networking, collaboration and community-building. As part of your program requirements, you'll design and complete a service learning project that thoughtfully connects your coursework with the work you do in your own community.

In addition to working toward your degree online, you'll take two or three short trips to our campus near Portland, Oregon to collaborate in person with your teachers and fellow students. Most travel expenses will be included in the standard tuition.

The program will help prepare you for graduate school or careers in freelance writing, professional blogging, digital publishing, editing, social media marketing, digital archiving and teaching.

Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

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  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 60
Marylhurst Core requirements 42
General electives 78
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BA in English Literature & New Media program with a free transfer evaluation.


Contact us

Contact program director Keri Behre by e-mail or via Twitter @keribehre for more information.

If you'd like to receive an information packet in the mail, please complete our request information form. Or call us at 503.699.6268.

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