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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
Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
60 credits required for major

Core Courses - 33 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
Literature Seminar (on campus)
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 - 18 credits
Literary & Critical Theory

Choose one period studies or major authors course from the following:
Medieval Literature & Culture
Early Modern Literature & Culture
Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Literature & Culture of the Romantic Period
Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture
Modernist Literature & Culture
Postmodern Literature & Culture
Dante, Milton & Blake
Shakespeare
Topics in Literature: Major Authors
Chaucer
Other relevant courses with adviser approval.

Choose one ethnic 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
Topics in World or Ethnic Literature
Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature
Native American Literature & Culture
Other relevant course with adviser approval.

Choose one media and film studies or production course:
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Media Studies
Topics in Major Film Directors
Topics in Media Studies
Text:Image
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Film Genre 
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Literature & Film
Comic Arts Studio
Other relevant course with adviser approval.

Choose one digital composition or creative writing seminar:
Writing for Contemporary Media
Writing Seminar I: Creative Nonfiction
Writing Seminar I: Poetry
Writing Seminar I: Short Fiction
Writing Seminar I: Screenwriting
Other related course with adviser approval

Choose one advanced digital humanities or new media course:
Literature & Maps
History of the Book: From Scroll to E-Book
Hypertext and E-Literature
Special Topics in Digital Humanities
Digital Storytelling
Other related courses with adviser approval

Electives in the Major - 3 credits
Any literature, writing or culture and media studies course may be used to meet this requirement.

Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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