Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

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Grand Canyon University‛s 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 student‛s 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 will study the development of the novel as well as the progression and types of the short story.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 90% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $28,744 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Broadcast News Analysts
Copy Writers
Editors
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
Public Relations Specialists
Reporters and Correspondents
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Writers and Authors
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  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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