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EIU Department of English

Literary and Cultural Studies


Zayne McCorkle, senior English Language Arts majorThe English major with an emphasis in literary and cultural studies offers solid preparation in critical reading, writing, and research for students who love literature, while remaining flexible enough to serve the needs of students with various post-graduation plans, including law school, library school, and graduate school in English. 

The emphasis consists of 21 credits, including two courses in literature before 1800, two in literature after 1800, two focused on multicultural and non-Western literatures, and a senior capstone course: Literature, Culture, Theory.  In addition, the emphasis recommends the one-credit Career Development course, and students select 12 credits worth of electives in English.

Special Feature: Themes


If they wish, students can lend more focus to their literary and cultural studies by selecting courses that emphasize one or more of the themes below:

  • Identity & Culture
  • Law & Social Justice
  • Genre, Form & Poetics
  • Science & the Environment
  • Education & Society
  • Media, Technology & Popular Culture

Featured themes will vary from course to course and semester to semester. 

Checklist and Catalog Entry:

Hannah Gay, class of 2016, English major, French minor, Business Administration minor2016-2017 Checklist - Emphasis in Literary and Cultural Studies

2015-2016 Checklist - Emphasis in Literary and Cultural Studies

2015-2016 Catalog Entry

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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209
dringuette@eiu.edu


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