B.A. English - Literature | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

B.A. English - Literature

The Bachelor of Arts in English Literature provides students with an opportunity to read and think deeply about a range of literature written in the English language, not just as critics and theoreticians, but also as educators. Not only will students explore and enjoy various texts, they will develop powerful analytical and theoretical tools that can help prepare them for a variety of careers. Moving out from a foundation in the discipline, students will begin to understand English literature and language through electives, guided in their choices by a designated faculty adviser. The program offers an array of elective courses in creative writing, translation, journalism, and drama, as well as literature. Finally, students will write a senior thesis, which may take the form of an investigation of a critical topic or a creative writing project. All theses are approved and directed by a member of the English faculty. English majors can become publishers, copywriters, critics, editors, authors and teachers.

Suggested Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

4th semester

LIT 300

Literary Foundations:  Traditions and Themes

3

ENG 102

LIT 310

Literary Foundations:  Theory and Methods

3

ENG 102

LIT 301

British Literature

3

ENG 102

5th semester

LIT 303

History of the English Language

3

ENG 102

LIT 302

American Literature

3

ENG 102

PDG 300

Pedagogy

3

LIT 300, LIT 310

6th semester

LIT 304

World Literature

3

ENG 102

ENG  (300- or 400-level elective)

English elective:  see current course offerings

3

See Course Description in Catalogue

LIT, JRL, or ENG (elective)

Elective:  see current course offerings

3

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7th semester

LIT (400-level elective)

Literature elective:  see current course offerings

3

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LIT, JRL, or ENG (elective)

Elective:  see current course offerings

3

See Course Description in Catalogue

LIT, JRL, or ENG (elective)

Elective:  see current course offerings

3

See Course Description in Catalogue

8th semester

LIT (400-level elective)

Literature elective:  see current course offerings

3

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ETW 400

English Thesis Workshop

3

Instructor Permission

 

TOTAL

 

42 Credits

 

 

The English Literature minor offers students an opportunity to hone their English language and analytical skills through the study of literature. Coursework combines a foundation in major literary texts and critical approaches with a range of electives in English literature, journalism, and/or creative writing.
 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

LIT 300

Literary Foundations:  Traditions and Themes

3

ENG 102

LIT 310

Literary Foundations: Theory and Methods

3

ENG 102

LIT 301, 302, 303, or 304

British, American, or World Literature; or Origins and Structures of the English Language

3

ENG 102

LIT, ENG, or JRL (elective 300- or 400- level)

See current course offerings

3

See course description in Catalogue

LIT (elective 400-level)

See current course offerings

3

See course description in Catalogue