Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

English Literature, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concentration in Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies - Rock Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

English Literature - Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies, BA

  • Interaction with Diverse Literary Texts: Display knowledge of discipline specific content through written and oral interaction with diverse literary and cultural texts.  
  • Methods of Discipline Specific Analysis: Apply principle methods of discipline specific analysis, and understand the basic assumptions and theoretical constructs that guide criticism 
  • Literature and Language as Cultural Artifacts: Express how literature and language, as cultural artifacts, respond to and record the value systems of diverse cultures and human experiences

Universal Program Outcomes

  • Research Tools and Resources: Use the research tools and resources of the profession, integrate them effectively into interpretive arguments, and properly document sources according to professional standards.
  • Knowledge of Technology: Display knowledge of technologies that support both written and oral communication.
  • Degree Program Writing Competency - Understanding of the Writing Process : Understand the writing process to communicate ideas effectively to a variety of audiences.

Related Links

English Literature - Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies, BA Program Page

English Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements39
Electives38

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 20 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 20 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required English Courses
ENGL 214Introduction to Film Analysis 13
ENGL 220Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies 13
ENGL 298Selected Topics 13
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar 1
Chaucer and Medieval Culture 1
Historical Development of the English Language 1
Modern English Grammar and Syntax 1
ENGL 402World Literature 13
ENGL 403Literary and Cultural Theory 13
ENGL 409Professional English 13
Subtotal21
British Literature
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Shakespeare 1
Stratford Shakespeare Tour
Chaucer and Medieval Culture 1
British Literature I 1
British Literature II 1
Subtotal3
American Literature
Select two of the following:6
African-American Literature 1
Native American Literature 1
U.S. Latino/a Literatures 1
American Literature I 1
American Literature II 1
Subtotal6
Film Studies
Select one of the following:3
Writing About Electronic Media and Film 1
European Film 1
The Cinematic Review: Historical and Critical Writing 1
Asian Film 1
Subtotal3
English Electives
Select two courses from the list below, a course listed above that you have not already taken, or another course approved by your advisor and the department chairperson:6
Literature of the Women's Movement 1
Asian Literature 1
Selected Topics 1
Young Adult Literature 1
Literature of the Environment 1
Literature Seminar 1
ENGL 200 level 1
ENGL 300 level 1
ENGL 400 level 1
Subtotal6
Total Hours39

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. International study programs (short-term) locations such as Italy, London and Canada
  2. Student-faculty research
  3. Career education and development
  4. Internships
  5. Community services experience through the national Writing in Schools program
  6. Volunteer experience in literary magazine production

English Literature - BA (5 25)
Concentration in Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies (LTSC)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019
Revised 7-2019
UCC RISP 2019

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
MATH 117 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Modern Language I 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
 Hours16
Spring
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
Modern Language II 3
Rock Studies (Inquiry) 3
Rock Studies (Inquiry) 3
Rock Studies (Inquiry) 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ENGL 298 Selected Topics 3
Modern Language III 3
ENGL 220 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (Inquiry) 3
Rock Studies (Inquiry) 3
Rock Studies (Inquiry) 3
 Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar 2  
ENGL Elective
 
Rock Studies (Thread) 3
Rock Studies (Thread) 3
Rock Studies (Thread) 3
Course in other department/minoror elective 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
ENGL 311
Chaucer and Medieval Culture
or British Literature I
3
Select one of the following: 3
Native American Literature  
U.S. Latino/a Literatures  
American Literature I  
Select one of the following: 3
Historical Development of the English Language 3  
ENGL Elective 4
 
Rock Studies (Thread) 3
Course in other department/minor 3
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 214 Introduction to Film Analysis 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Shakespeare  
British Literature II  
Stratford Shakespeare Tour  
ENGL 320
American Literature II
or African-American Literature
3
Select one of the following: 3
Modern English Grammar and Syntax 5  
ENGL Elective 6
 
Course in other department/minor 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
ENGL 402 World Literature 3
Select one of the following: 3
Literary and Cultural Theory  
ENGL Elective 4
 
Select one of the following: 3
Writing About Electronic Media and Film  
European Film  
Asian Film  
ENGL 409 Professional English 3
Course in other department/minor 3
 Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Literary and Cultural Theory  
ENGL Elective 7
 
ENGL 315 The Cinematic Review: Historical and Critical Writing 3
Course in other department/minor 3
Course in other department/minor 3
Course in other department/minor 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours**121

Major Code: 5 25
Concentration Code: LTSC
Revised: 11-2019

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.