To earn your Bachelor of Art in English Literature and Writing from Marylhurst, you complete 180-quarter credits (through a combination of courses and by transferring in credits). The degree requirements feature three main areas:
Major requirements (60 credits)
As a part of your major requirements, you will study topics including critical theory analysis, survey of American literature, world literature and gender studies. The coursework will prepare you to make critical connections between literature and changing technologies, while broadening your literature and writing skills.
- Literature Core: Dive into fundamental literature courses that encompass Shakespeare, critical theory, world literature, gender studies and literary history pre-and-post-1800. Students enjoy several course options to focus on topics of personal or professional interest to them.
- Creative Writing Concentration: All students concentrate in creative writing while investigating the interrelated aspects of language and expression – interpretation, composition and creativity.
- Literature & Writing Electives: Complete additional coursework in either literature or creative writing. Courses include communication, media and culture; Film history and genre, writing for the media, grant writing and fund development; and feminist and queer studies.
Marylhurst core requirements (40 credits)
Gain applied liberal art skills in inquiry, critical thinking, writing, problem solving and leadership through Marylhurst core coursework.
General electives (80 credits)
Select courses outside of Marylhurst’s English curriculum to broaden and further customize your education to your career goals.