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English Language and Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
Studying English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago is very much like attending a liberal arts college: most courses are small, discussion-based classes, and professors, along with graduate student teaching assistants and preceptors, closely mentor undergraduate students’ writing and intellectual development.
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Overview

Serious intellectual endeavor starts with passion and curiosity. The Department of English Language and Literature is a place where faculty and students intensely discuss what they love—novels, poems, plays, paintings, films, comics, video games, and other art forms—along with theoretical and philosophical questions related to the study of literature and culture. As part of a course of intensive study, these conversations spark immediate intellectual excitement while building toward the larger end of a liberal education. Through the wide variety of literary-critical approaches they encounter in classes, English majors cultivate the analytical capacities that will continue to serve them in their personal and professional lives long after graduation.

Mission

The mission of the Department of English undergraduate curriculum at University of Chicago is to provide students with a thorough grounding in humanistic knowledge. Our students analyze fundamental questions about such topics as the formal qualities of individual works and literary genres, the status of literature within culture, the achievements of a particular author, the methods of literary scholarship and research, and the application of theory to literature.

The department is also an intellectual melting pot: classes in everything from Medieval Epic to Shakespeare to Radical Documentary to the Literature of 9/11 accommodate majors and non-majors with a large range of interests across methodologies and disciplines. Drawing on the interdisciplinary tradition of the University of Chicago, the department encourages our students to integrate the concerns of other fields into their English studies and therefore maintains close links with the Committee on Creative Writing, Cinema and Media Studies, and TAPS (Theater and Performance Studies), along with other academic programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender and Work: Theories and Representations
  • Introduction to Fiction: Narrative, Violence and Justice
  • History of the Novel
  • Revising the Romance
  • Seventeenth Century Verse
  • Advanced Fiction: Exploring Your Boundaries
  • Shakespeare I: Histories and Comedies
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • 20th-Century American Short Fiction
  • Reading Course

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Test-Optional

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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