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Attention to career development is integrated into our curriculum: develop critical readingwriting, research, and thinking skills essential for success not only in your academic work but also in your professional lives beyond the classroom.  Individualize your curriculum through independent studies. Broaden your global perspective through study abroad. Many students double major or minor at the college, finding that the skills gained in EWL extend to all their academic and creative pursuits.

See below for the course requirements for:

  • B.A. in English and World Literatures with LITERATURE Concentration

    B.A. in English and World Literatures with LITERATURE Concentration

    General Education: 42 Credits
    Major: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required EWL Core Courses: (9)
    EWL 112 World Literature in Context 3
    EWL 120 Themes in World Literature 3
    EWL 207 Literary Analysis 3
    Literature Concentration Core Courses: (6)
    EWL 302 Literary Research and Theory Seminar 3
    EWL 490 Senior Seminar 3
    Language Studies (6)
    Students fulfill the Language Studies requirements by taking a foreign language at the appropriate level, given previous study  
    Perspectives Courses: (21)
    Two Historical Perspectives (200 level courses)  6
    Two Thematic/Generic Perspectives (300 level courses)  6
    One Advanced Perspectives (400 level courses)  3
    Elective Courses (Any two EWL or CRW courses)  6
    Total Credits: 42
  • B.A. in English and World Literatures with CREATIVE WRITING Concentration

    B.A. in English and World Literatures with CREATIVE WRITING Concentration

    General Education: 42 Credits
    Major: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required EWL Core Courses (9)
    EWL 112 World Literature in Context 3
    EWL 120 Themes in World Literature 3
    EWL 207 Literary Analysis 3
    Creative Writing Concentration Core Courses: (18)
    CRW 201 Introduction to Creative Writing I 3
    CRW 205 Introduction to Creative Writing II 3
    EWL 210 History of the English Language 3
    CRW 310 Literary Magazine 3
    CRW 346 Intermediate Creative Writing 3
    CRW 490 Senior Seminar in Creative Writing 3
    Special Topics Courses (must take the class twice, different topics) (6)
    CRW 391 Special Topics in Creative Writing  3
    Workshops in Creative Writing (must take two classes)  (6)
    CRW 441 Workshop in Writing Poetry 3
    CRW 442 Workshop in Writing Fiction 3
    or CRW 443 Workshop in Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
    Literature Elective  (3) 
    Any three-credit EWL elective at the 300- or 400-level  3
     Total Credits:  42
  • B.A. in English and World Literatures with LITERATURE AND MEDIA Concentration

    B.A. in English and World Literatures with LITERATURE AND MEDIA Concentration

    General Education: 42 Credits
    Major: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required EWL Core Courses: (9)
    EWL 112 World Literature in Context 3
    EWL 120 Themes in World Literature 3
    EWL 207 Literary Analysis 3

    Literature and Media Required Core Courses:

    (6)

    EWL 302 Literary Research and Theory Seminar

    3

    EWL 402 Senior Seminar

    3

    Required COMM Courses:

    (12)
    COMM 131 Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
    COMM 227 Styles and Genres in Cinema and Television 3
    COMM 230 Cultural History of Media 3
    COMM 312 Digital Cultures 3

    Choose three (3) of the following EWL Courses

    (9)

    AIP 315 Spain in the 1980s and the Films of Almodovar

    3
    EWL 304 Inside Modernism 3
    EWL 305 The Spanish Inquisition in Literature and Film 3
    EWL 307 The Visual Memoir 3
    EWL 308 Trauma in Literature and Film 3
    EWL 327 Literature and Film of the Global Portuguese Empire 3
    EWL 333 Literature and the Visual Arts 3
    EWL 345 Shakespeare and Film 3
    EWL 350 Special Topics in Film and Literature 3
    FREN 315 French and Francophone Cinema 3

    Choose one (1) of the following COMM/JOUR Courses

    (3)

    COMM 305 Race, Class and Gender in Media

    3

    COMM 320 American Television

    3
    JOUR 225 Journalism in the 21st Century 3
    JOUR 310 Arts and Media Reporting and Criticism 3
    Literature/Communication Elective  (3)

    One (1) additional elective from either EWL or COMM at the 200-level or above

    3

    Total Credits:

    42
  • Minor in Creative Writing

    Minor in Creative Writing

    Total Credits: 18

    Required Courses: (12)
    CRW 201 Introduction to Creative Writing I 3
    CRW 205 Introduction to Creative Writing II 3
    CRW 346 Intermediate Creative Writing 3
    CRW 391 Special Topics in Creative Writing 3
    Select two of the following:  (6)
    CRW 441 Workshop in Writing Poetry 3
    CRW 442 Workshop in Writing Fiction 3
    CRW 443 Workshop in Writing Creative Nonfiction                                     3
    Total Credits: 18
  • Minor in Literature

    Minor in Literature

    Total Credits: 21

    Required Core Courses: (9)
    EWL 112 World Literature in Context 3
    EWL 120 Themes in World Literature 3
    EWL 207 Literary Analysis 3
    Select three:  Perspectives Courses at the 300+ level (9)
    Elective Courses (any additional EWL literature course) (3)
    Total Credits: 21

Curious to know what exactly you’ll be studying in the classroom? Below are some of our course titles. For fuller descriptions, see the MMC Catalogue, or feel free to email Dr. Jennifer Brown.

  • Literature Courses

    AIP 305: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in Cultural Context

    EWL 112: World Literature in Context Literature

    EWL 120: Themes in World Literature 

    EWL 125: The Literary Imagination

    EWL 128: African-American Literary Traditions

    EWL 130: LGBTQ Literary Traditions

    EWL 132: Ethnic Literary Traditions

    EWL 136: Social Issues in Literature

    EWL 138: Children’s Literature

    EWL 207: Literary Analysis

    EWL 211: Classical Literature

    EWL 212: Medieval Literature

    EWL 213: European Romanticism

    EWL 215: Literature of the British Empire

    EWL 217: Early Modern Literature

    EWL 219: Literature of Early US Republic

    EWL 221: US Literature: 1865-1914

    EWL 225: Global Modernisms

    EWL 305: The Spanish Inquisition in Literature and Film

    EWL 306: Literature of the Pacific

    EWL 307: The Visual Memoir

    EWL 308: Trauma in Literature and Film

    EWL 309: Women’s Writing

    EWL 311: Reading While Black: Writing, Race, and Resistance

    EWL 312: Bible as Literature

    EWL 317: Reading the Eighteenth Century: Sex and the City

    EWL 322: Literature & Human Rights

    EWL 325: Gothic Fiction

    EWL 327: Literature and Film of The Global Portuguese Empire

    EWL 334: Literary New York

    EWL 345: Shakespeare and Film

    EWL 353: Modern European Fiction

    EWL 357: Psychological Portraits in Literature

    EWL 362: “Becoming American”: Immigrant Narratives

    EWL 365: Reading Contemporary Africa

    EWL 380: International Postmodernist Fiction

    EWL 400+: Shakespeare, Chaucer, Austen, Hugo, and Woolf Seminars

  • Creative Writing Courses

    CRW 201: Introduction to Creative Writing I
    CRW 205: Introduction to Creative Writing II                
    CRW 310: Literary Magazine                                         
    CRW 346: Intermediate Creative Writing                       
    CRW 441. Workshop in Writing Poetry
    CRW 442. Workshop in Writing Fiction
    CRW 443. Workshop in Writing Creative Nonfiction

     

  • Language Courses

    ARAB 101: Elementary Arabic I

    ARAB 102: Elementary Arabic II

    CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese I

    CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese II

    FREN 101: Elementary French I

    FREN 102: Elementary French II

    FREN 201: Intermediate French I

    FREN 202: Intermediate French II

    SPAN 315: Hispanic Civilization