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English (BA)

USA

2

What will I learn?

In this major, students engage not only with the aesthetics dimensions of literature, but also with the values, views and dynamics of a given and historical context. In small classes and seminars, students are given multiple opportunities to develop their skills in literary analysis, critical writing and oral expression. Outstanding student essays are selected by faculty to be published each spring in our literary journal, The Mercury.

Students interested in focusing on dramatic literature can choose the drama and playwriting emphasis, available only at the St. Louis home campus.

See also the English Department website (external to catalog).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Apply knowledge of historical, cultural and generic contexts in order to analyze the canonical works and major periods of American and British literature as well as some lesser-known works within and outside that canon (including global literature).
Compose thesis-driven, textually-supported literary analyses that apply the conventions of literary study, including close reading and MLA style.
Identify and evaluate appropriate research sources, incorporate those sources into well-documented writing and formulate their own arguments based at least in part on those sources.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,640.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

16 January 2023

Venue

St Louis Home Campus

470 East Lockwood Avenue,

ST LOUIS,

Missouri,

63119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must completed high school or from a home school program. Freshman applicants are expected to complete a college preparatory secondary school program with at least 19 units of academic credit. The University strongly recommends the following distribution- English: 4 units; History/Social studies: 3 units; Mathematics: 3 units; Foreign Language: 2 units; Science (two laboratory): 3 units; Fine Arts: 1 unit; Academic electives: 3 units. Applicants most likely to be admitted will have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a class rank in the top 50 percent of their high school class, if applicable. English language proficiency requirement - TOEFL: iBT: 80; TOEFL: pBT: 550; IELTS: Academic: 6.0; Duolingo: 120; Pearson: 53; Cambridge Academic English: 169; Password: 6.0; GTEC: 1201; iTEP: 3.7; SAT's English-based Reading and Writing Score: 450; ACT composite score: 23.

For international students

Students must completed high school or from a home school program.

Freshman applicants are expected to complete a college preparatory secondary school program with at least 19 units of academic credit. The University strongly recommends the following distribution:

English: 4 units

History/Social studies: 3 units

Mathematics: 3 units

Foreign Language: 2 units

Science (two laboratory): 3 units

Fine Arts: 1 unit

Academic electives: 3 units

Applicants most likely to be admitted will have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a class rank in the top 50 percent of their high school class, if applicable.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80

TOEFL: pBT: 550

IELTS: Academic: 6.0

Duolingo: 120

Pearson: 53

Cambridge Academic English: 169

Password: 6.0

GTEC: 1201

iTEP: 3.7

SAT's English-based Reading and Writing Score: 450

ACT composite score: 23

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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  • Highest ranked university in the St. Louis region
  • Average class size of ten
  • Globally-focused community, representing 138 countries
  • International scholarships available

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