The Bachelor of Arts in English from National University stresses literary analysis, diversity, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills through a rigorous curriculum of literature, composition, language and linguistics, and communication studies. It is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, advertising, writing, and publishing; for graduate or professional studies in English, communications, or law; and for advancement in any field in which communication skills are important.
Note: Students interested in teaching English or Language Arts in middle or secondary schools should consider enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in English with Single Subject Matter Preparation and Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential (CALIFORNIA).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Knowledgeably discuss the major writers, works, movements, and periods of the British and American literary traditions.
- Apply close reading skills to analyze literary and other texts.
- Critically examine the relevance of variables of human diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality to the understanding and cultural significance of literature.
- Apply relevant cultural and historical information in the analysis of literary texts.
- Critically evaluate the assumptions and implications of major critical approaches to literature.
- Analyze the significance of genre conventions to the meanings and effects of literary works.
- Explain and defend their own criteria for evaluating works of literature.
- Collaborate with others to develop more complicated interpretations or arguments.
- Compose sophisticated written arguments about works of literature, incorporating appropriate close reading, research, and writing skills.
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- British Literature
- American Literature
- History of Literary Theory
- African American Literature
- U.S. Latino Literature
- Gender and Literature
- Contemporary Literary Theory
- 20th Century World Literature
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- This program starts monthly.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature Linguistics View 1444 other Bachelors in Linguistics in United States
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- Official high school transcripts and mark sheets (and certified English translations, if applicable)
- Official high school diploma/proof of graduation (and certified English translations, if applicable)
- Official post-secondary transcripts and diplomas if post-secondary schooling was pursued by applicant (and certified English translations, if applicable)
- Proof of Financial Support: $33,500
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International13320 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13320 USD per year during 48 months.
National13320 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13320 USD per year during 48 months.
- Tuition per course - $1,665
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.