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What do Dante, Milton and Chaucer have to do with digital texts? Imagine taking courses on hypertext and e-literature. Or writing a Twitter essay. Or producing your own edition of a Shakespearean play with fellow classmates via Google Docs.

Welcome to English Literature & New Media.

Explore the variety of courses below. If you have a question about a particular class — or the program in general — contact interim program director Keri Behre by email or on Twitter @keribehre.

BA in English Literature & New Media
60 credits required for major
42 credits required for Marylhurst Core
78 credits general electives
180 TOTAL CREDITS required for degree

Core Courses - 30 credits
Cohorts take these courses together in sequence.
Critical Analysis (on-campus orientation)
Introduction to Literary Studies
Digital Humanities & New Media
American Literature
British Literature
Senior Thesis

Service Learning Project - 6 credits
Students develop a tailored service learning project in Service Learning I. In Service Learning II, students complete and reflect on the service project.
Service Learning I
Service Learning II

Required Study - 15 credits
Literary & Critical Theory

Choose one Shakespeare or Period Study course from the following:
Medieval Literature & Culture
Early Modern Literature & Culture
Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Modernist Literature & Culture
Postmodern Literature & Culture
Contemporary Literature & Culture
Other related course with adviser approval

Choose one World/Ethnic Literature or Gender Studies course:
African-American Autobiograpy
The Literature of Resistance
Topics: Literature in Translation
Women's Literature & Feminist Theory
Topics in Gender Studies
Medieval Women, Medieval Women Writers
Introduction to Queer Studies
Latin American Short Story
Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature
Native American Literature & Culture
Other related course with adviser approval

Choose one Creative Writing seminar:
Writing Seminar I: Creative Nonfiction
Writing Seminar I: Poetry
Writing Seminar I: Short Fiction
Writing Seminar I: Screenwriting
Writing Seminar I: Short Prose Forms
Other related course with adviser approval

Choose one Digital Humanities or New Media course:
New Media & Digital Culture
Topics in Media Studies
Literature & Maps
History of the Book: From Scroll to E-Book
Hypertext and E-Literature
Special Topics in Digital Humanities
Writing for New Media
Digital Storytelling
Other related courses with adviser approval

Electives in the Major - 9 credits
Any literature, writing or culture & media studies course may be used to meet this requirement. Selected courses from career services and communication studies may also meet this requirement.

Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.


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