Major in English Literature and Secondary Education (B.A.S.)

To earn the double major in English literature and secondary education, students complete the courses required for a B.A. in English literature and must also meet the requirements for secondary education.

Foundation courses:

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Advanced Composition
  • Studies in Shakespeare
  • Critical Writing and Research
  • Senior Research/Seminar

Two courses in American literature, chosen from:

  • Elements of Modernism in Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • The American Literary Renaissance
  • Realism and Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Literary Landscape of Newport

Two courses in British literature, chosen from:

  • The Romantic Revolution
  • Victorian Literature
  • British Modernism and the End of Empire
  • British Literature from Beowulf to Everyman
  • Literature of the English Renaissance from Wyatt to Marvel
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Their Circle

One course in world literature, chosen from:

  • Studies in World Literature
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Literature From the Middle East

Three courses in literature or writing, chosen from:

  • The Art of Nonfiction
  • Young Adult Literature
  • The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Their Circle
  • The Catholic Imagination in Modern Literature
  • Modern Irish Writers
  • Literature From the Middle East
  • Special Topics in Creative Writing
  • Special Topics in Literature
  • British and American Novels after 9/11
  • Seminar in Major Authors
  • Internship