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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Literary and Textual Studies, B.A.


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This major is designed around interdisciplinary critical methodologies and multi-modal objects of inquiry. This major provides students with the necessary skills of critical reading, thinking, and communication. The program of study places an emphasis on viewing texts in cultural, rhetorical, and theoretical contexts.  The major aggregates diverse forms of textuality that previously have been formally separated by traditional disciplinary lines, such as cultural studies, film, literature, rhetoric, creative writing, and philosophy. By challenging, expanding, and redefining the disciplinary boundaries and attending interpretive practices that have been traditionally available to students of literature, the major offers a more integrated and global framework for understanding texts, contexts, and methods of critical interpretation.

Students who graduate with this major go on to careers in law, education, social work, public relations, advertising, publishing, business management, and more. This degree also prepares students for graduate study in literature, creative writing and the humanities.

Requirements for Graduation:


To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Literary and Textual Studies must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation.  Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Literature Electives


Students must complete 12 credits of literature courses.

Major Electives


Students must complete 12 credit from the following: FLM, HUM, LIT, PHL, REL and WRT.

Support Courses


Students must complete 9 credits of support courses at the 300-level or higher.  Choose from: Foreign Language (FRN, GRM, SPN), FLM, HUM, PHL, REL, WGS or WRT. 

Foreign Language Requirement


Students must complete two semesters of the same foreign language.

Literary and Textual Studies Track Requirement


Students must complete one track from the list below.  A track requires 12 credits; 6 credits must be at the 300-level or higher.

Elective courses (18 credits)


Students may choose any 18 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshmen Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • FCO 105 Rhetorical Communication 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives course - Arts 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives course - Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Foreign Language course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • FCO 225 (WRT225) Interdisciplinary Communication 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives course - Natural/Physical Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Literary & Textual Studies Track course 3 credit hours
  • Literary & Textual Studies Track course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • LIT 210 Studies in Criticism and Theory 3 credit hours
  • Literary & Textual Studies Track course 3 credit hours
  • Literature Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Major Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Support course 3 credit hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • LIT 310 Language and Linguistics 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Literary & Textual Studies Track course 3 credit hours
  • Literature Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Major Elective course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (15 credits)


Senior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • HUM 402 Humanities Seminar 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Literature Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Major Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Support course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

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