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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #901 (ARWU) New York City, NY, United States
Great literature engages the mind and the heart in search of answers to some of life's toughest questions. Who am I, and what has shaped me? What gives life meaning? What is love? Justice? Evil? Literature confronts and expresses the most fundamental quandary of all: what it means to be human.

Overview

As an English major at Union, you will study how great authors, from Keats to Maxine Hong Kingston, have wrestled with such questions. You will tackle a broad range of topics, including historical, cultural, gender and author studies.

Explore diverse cultures in "Discourses on the Vietnam War," "Jewish Women Writers," "Asian American Literature and Film" or "Irish Literature and Film." Delve into the relationship between culture and literature in a seminar on the Beatles. Or make your own claims about what it means to be human through creative writing workshops in a range of genres, including fiction, non-fiction prose and poetry.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Bible: An Introduction
  • Introduction to the Study of Literature: Poetry
  • Introduction to the Study of Literature: Fiction
  • Introduction to the Study of Literature: Drama
  • Shakespeare to 1600
  • Shakespeare after 1600

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    90

    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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General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • It is recommended that the SAT I or the ACT be submitted by all international applicants.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your first language.
  • Interviews are required for all Chinese citizens and are recommended for all applicants.
  • CSS Profile and Financial Forms are required for all those applying for need-based financial aid.
  • Other requirements: Essay (part of the online application), Official Secondary School Transcripts/Exam Scores, Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Letters.
  • Early Decision applicants must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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