Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

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

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 403Literary and Cultural Theory 13
Interpreting Literary Traditions6
Select two of the following:
Introduction to Shakespeare 1
Stratford Shakespeare Tour
British Literature I 1
British Literature II 1
American Literature I 1
American Literature II 1
Interpreting Culture & Environments 6
Select two of the following:
Literature of the Women's Movement 1
Selected Topics 1,2
Chaucer and Medieval Culture 1
Young Adult Literature 1
Literature of the Environment 1
Interpreting Film6
Select two of the following:
Selected Topics 1,3
European Film 1
Asian Film 1
Selected Topics 1,4
Interpreting Diverse Texts6
Select two from the following:
African-American Literature 1
Native American Literature 1
U.S. Latino/a Literatures 1
Asian Literature 1
Queer Literature and Film 1
World Literature 1
Writing Culture3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Professional Writing
Writing About Electronic Media and Film 1
The Cinematic Review: Historical and Critical Writing 1
Creative Writing:Screenplay
Creative Writing: Fiction 1
Capstone Experience Requirement3
Professional English 1
Internship 1
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 04.22.2021
UCC: 10.27.2020

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 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
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
Modern Language I 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
Creative & Aesthetic Inquiry 3
Humanities Inquiry 3
SCI 101 Science of Life 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ENGL 220 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (Inquiry) 3
ENGL 298 Selected Topics 3
SCI 102 Understanding the Physical World 3
Modern Language III 3
Social Science Inquiry 3
Declare a Thematic Thread 8  
 Hours15
Spring
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Course in other department/minoror elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Linguistics and Grammar 2  
African-American Literature  
ENGL Elective
 
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
ENGL 311
Chaucer and Medieval Culture
or British Literature I
or American Literature I
3
ENGL 242
African-American Literature
or Native American Literature
or U.S. Latino/a Literatures
3
Select one of the following: 3
Historical Development of the English Language 3  
ENGL Elective 4
 
Thematic Thread Requirement 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
ENGL 409 Professional English 3
Course in other department/minor 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  
 Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Young Adult Literature  
Literature of the Environment  
Select one of the following: 3
Literary and Cultural Theory  
ENGL Elective 7
 
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Introduction to Creative Writing  
The Cinematic Review: Historical and Critical Writing  
Creative Writing: Fiction  
Course in other department/minor 3
Course in other department/minor 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours**121

Major Code: 5 25
Concentration Code: LTSC
Revised: 12.22.2020

** 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.