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English - Literature, Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
As an English - Literature, Culture Track from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll design your degree around a focus that fits your interests and career goals. You’ll also have room in your flexible schedule to add a minor and an internship.
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Whether you plan to follow your bachelor’s degree with graduate studies or a job in writing, editing, technical writing, fiction writing, or other areas, you’ll find this English degree is designed to give you a competitive edge.

With help from your advisor, you’ll choose from a wide range of classes to create your personal focus within your major. As you sharpen your writing skills and analytical abilities as an English major, you’ll also be delving deeper into your focus area.

Along with letting you choose a focus, this English major also gives you enough room in your schedule to add both a minor and an internship—smart additions to your resume—within the credits needed for your English degree. All English majors are encouraged to consider doing an internship for credit. Your advisor can help you connect with internship sites that suit your goals.

What You Will Study in the Literature/Culture Track

As an English - Literature, Culture track from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll study the history, meaning, symbolism, function, and aesthetics of texts of all kinds, sharpening your analytical and writing skills. The classes you pick for your focus will determine which areas you will explore more deeply.

In this track, you will:

  • Apply analytical skills and methods to a wide range of texts
  • Comprehend the significance of texts
  • Analyze the ways texts interact with audience, culture, medium, and ideology
  • Evaluate the role of theory—its methods, history, politics, and functions—in textual analysis
  • Examine the ways in which questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity affect interactions with both traditional and nontraditional texts

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Focus on Film

  • By choosing this focus, you’ll learn about the rich cultural and artistic history of one of the most influential art forms of the 20th century.
  • You’ll study the meaning, function, history, and aesthetics of films of all genres and countries of origin. You’ll also become familiar with the ways in which films communicate ideas about urgently significant themes such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity.
  • This focus topic will immerse you in stirring, inspiring, provocative cinematic works of imagination alongside knowledgeable and experienced faculty ready to share their expertise and hear what you have to say. You'll also gain knowledge of the newest developments in visual media.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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