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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English: Film, Drama, and Cultural Studies Concentration, BA

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In small, discussion-based classes led by a faculty of accomplished scholars and writers, Saint Mary’s English majors study the rich and diverse literature of the English-speaking cultures of the world.

A major in English will complete a minimum of 40 units of coursework, at least 22 units of which must be at the upper-division (300-400) level. That coursework will include the following specific requirements:


Students are required to complete ENGL 100 and 200 as foundational courses.

Critical and Literary Theory

Students will complete at least 4 units of coursework in Critical and Literary Theory, at the 300-level or above. A student who takes ENGL 383 or 385 will satisfy both the Critical and Literary Theory requirement and a portion of the Film, Drama, and Cultural Studies requirements.


Students will complete a Capstone project in English.

Topics in Literary Studies

Students will complete the remainder of their coursework in English through a guided selection of English courses. The major requires at least 40 units in total and 22 units at the upper-division level. Up to 8 units of coursework in the major may be fulfilled through the following courses in professional writing: WRIT 300, WRIT 350, WRIT 400, WRIT 400EL and WRIT 495.

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