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English - Literature and Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Redlands, CA, United States
The English - Literature and Writing program at the University of Redlands fosters students' love of literature through rigorous examination of texts, challenging discussion, thoughtful writing and training in different theoretical approaches
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Overview

Students explore the works of important writers in multiple genres from many countries and time periods, as well as the ideas, cultural values and debates literature presents, supported by a faculty with diverse interdisciplinary interests.

The skills practiced in our curriculum foster a deeper understanding of the English language, independent thought and critical acumen, all of which prepare students for such varied careers as advertising, creative writing, law, journalism, public relations, publishing and teaching.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with the English - Literature and Writing program from University of Redlands will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Engage in close reading: interpret textual details and ambiguities, employing a vocabulary of literary terms, theories and/or critical methods.
  • Advance a proposition or thesis, supporting claims with explicit reasoning and textual evidence.
  • Conduct research: find, evaluate and cite secondary sources, using accurate MLA style conventions
  • Place an argument in conversation with the ideas of other critics and theorists.
  • Formulate a research question and locate it within an interpretive context, such as aesthetic, cultural, ethico-political, historical, intertextual, or social.
  • Compose analytical papers in cogent and coherent prose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Texts and Contexts
  • History of Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Senior Seminar in Literature
  • Film & Literature
  • Poetry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Students whose native language is not English, must meet the English requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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