Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Grand Canyon Universitys Bachelor of Arts in English Literature is designed to provide students with knowledge of the history of English and American literature as well as an understanding of the works of selected authors, periods and genres. Students will acquire skills and practice in written and oral communication, critical thinking about literary and other texts, and grammar and linguistics relevant to primary and secondary teaching. Since this English literature degree enhances a students understanding of linguistics and rhetoric, graduates may be well suited for careers in editing, technical writing or grant writing. Other positions graduates may pursue include that of a paralegal, journalist, copywriter or public relations specialist.

Students of the English literature degree will may gain a critical appreciation for literature and recognize its broad value and potential to expand students perspectives and transform their visions of the world. Learners will study the major periods of literature including the Old English, Enlightenment and Romantic all the way through the modern period. Courses in the English literature degree program will study the development of the novel as well as the progression and types of the short story.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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