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Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
An Eckerd College literature degree gives students a rigorous, multifaceted understanding of great literary works across time and culture. Studying literature opens the door to a career in writing — both creatively and professionally — as well as teaching
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Overview

The Literature Major and Minor at Eckerd College encourage students to encounter a broad range of literary art, from ancient Greek tragedy to modern European fiction, from American poetry to contemporary literary theory.

By creating, experiencing, and studying literature, we come to understand some of the most powerful ways human beings perceive, know, share, and influence the world. The study of literature draws on its rich history as a branch of the humanities, seeking student development and mastery of vital skills—reading, writing, speaking, critical analysis, aesthetic judgment—that form the basis for virtually any career or profession.

We regularly offer courses in poetry, fiction, and drama of all periods from English, American, and world literary traditions. Students have the opportunity to take survey courses covering major periods in literary history as well as courses focusing on major writers such as Shakespeare or Faulkner.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Literature: Short Fiction
  • Introduction to Literature: The Genres
  • Southern Literature and the Environment
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Four Authors
  • Introduction to Children's Literature
  • Ireland: Literature and Landscape
  • Human Experience in Literature
  • Literature and Women
  • Literature, Justice, and Law
  •  American Literature 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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