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English. Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies, B.A.

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  • 48 months
Grove City, PA, United States
The Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies major at SRU will empower you to think critically about works across media-including both traditional forms of print and contemporary forms of visual-based communication. You will learn how to view literature and film as symbolic representations responding to the culture at large. 
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If you enjoy thinking about the ideas and themes presented in literature and film within a cultural context, then this major is perfect for you. You'll learn to think and write critically about literature, film, and cultural theory to discover how different value systems shape our world. Emphasizing close reading, critical thought, and effective communication, SRU's Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies major will equip you with the necessary writing and analytical skills you will use in the professional world. This major also serves as an excellent framework for graduate studies in a variety of fields, especially the Master of Arts in English.

As a Literary, Film, and Cultural Studies major, you will learn to:

  • Read, interpret, and compose works
  • Understand the literary cannon and rhetorical theory of works across media
  • Display a working familiarity with British, American, and World texts
  • Learn about representative authors, historical periods, cultures, and genres
  • Recognize and examine literature, film, and language as cultural artifacts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Analysis
  • Intro to Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Intro to Linguistics and Grammar 
  • Historical Development of the English Language 
  • Modern English Grammar and Syntax
  • World Literature
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Advanced Research Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Stratford Shakespeare Tour
  • Chaucer and Medieval Culture 
  • British Literature I
  • British Literature II
  • African-American Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • U.S. Latino / a Literatures 
  • American Literature I
  • American Literature II
  • Writing about Electronic Media and Film
  • European Film 
  • Cinematic Review 
  • Asian Film

English Language Requirements

  • 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 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official High School transcripts (including a 12th grade class schedule if applicable)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • $30 application fee 
  • Complete the application for admission (NO FEE).
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed,
  • Submit a copy of your passport - copy of the picture page.
  • All applicants must verify finances. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    603 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 603 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Grove City

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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