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What do Dante, Milton and Chaucer have to do with digital texts? Imagine taking courses on hypertext and e-literature. Or writing a Twitter essay. Or producing your own edition of a Shakespearean play with fellow classmates via Google Docs.

Welcome to English Literature & New Media.

Explore the variety of courses below. If you have a question about a particular class — or the program in general — contact interim program director Keri Behre by email or on Twitter @keribehre.

BA in English Literature & New Media
Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
60 credits required for major

Core Courses - 33 credits
Cohorts take these courses together in sequence.
Critical Analysis (on-campus orientation)
Introduction to Literary Studies
Digital Humanities & New Media
American Literature
British Literature
Literature Seminar (on campus)
Senior Thesis

Service Learning Project - 6 credits
Students develop a tailored service learning project in Service Learning I. In Service Learning II, students complete and reflect on the service project.
Service Learning I
Service Learning II

Required Study - 18 credits
Literary & Critical Theory

Choose one period studies or major authors course from the following:
Medieval Literature & Culture
Early Modern Literature & Culture
Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Literature & Culture of the Romantic Period
Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Modernist Literature & Culture
Postmodern Literature & Culture
Dante, Milton & Blake
Topics in Literature: Major Authors
Other relevant courses with adviser approval.

Choose one ethnic or gender studies course:
African-American Autobiograpy
The Literature of Resistance
Topics: Literature in Translation
Women's Literature & Feminist Theory
Topics in Gender Studies
Medieval Women, Medieval Women Writers
Introduction to Queer Studies
Topics in World or Ethnic Literature
Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature
Native American Literature & Culture
Other relevant course with adviser approval.

Choose one media and film studies or production course:
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Media Studies
Topics in Major Film Directors
Topics in Media Studies
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Film Genre 
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Literature & Film
Comic Arts Studio
Other relevant course with adviser approval.

Choose one digital composition or creative writing seminar:
Writing for Contemporary Media
Writing Seminar I: Creative Nonfiction
Writing Seminar I: Poetry
Writing Seminar I: Short Fiction
Writing Seminar I: Screenwriting
Other related course with adviser approval

Choose one advanced digital humanities or new media course:
Literature & Maps
History of the Book: From Scroll to E-Book
Hypertext and E-Literature
Special Topics in Digital Humanities
Digital Storytelling
Other related courses with adviser approval

Electives in the Major - 3 credits
Any literature, writing or culture and media studies course may be used to meet this requirement.

Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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