Bachelor of Arts Programs in Literature

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The Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is awarded to students who have completed the required coursework relating to liberal arts; in some cases it may also include the sciences, or encompass both. These degrees often take three to four years to complete, depending on the institution.

What is a BA in Literature? The simple answer is that it is a degree pursued by students who have more than just a passing interest in the art of the written word. The courses most commonly encountered by students in these programs of study include classes devoted to literature of various time periods and geographic locations. Courses that are designed to develop skills relating to written and oral expression are also often included in the core curriculum.

A degree in literature imbues the student with skills that are transferable to any potential future occupation, especially those relating to communication. Students graduating from literature programs tend to have excellent writing skills, which are highly sought-after in the workforce regardless of the industry.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Literature will vary from program to program. It is important for students interested in a program such as this to perform thorough research into the cost of the programs in which they are interested. Typically, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature will take three to four years to complete. 

There are numerous careers that can be pursued following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Industries in which a degree in literature is sought after include publishing, TV and film production, journalism, public relations, law, marketing, and education.

 

There are numerous international options for individuals seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Online classes are an excellent and convenient way to pursue this popular degree, especially when it is not possible to attend a physical location. Our database is quite comprehensive and is a great place to begin searching for the right program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

John Cabot University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. [+]

BAs in Literature. The organized study of literature written in the English language has long proved its worth as a traditional discipline that exercises the imagination, encourages intellectual precision, and inculcates a critical appreciation of humane, liberal values. Students trained in this discipline have generally found that it has provided an appropriate background for careers in a variety of fields beyond the discipline including law, government, diplomacy, journalism, publishing, education, and, by no means least, business. The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. In all courses, students must not only read texts with great care, but also criticize them and present the results of their own research in well-written essays. The training in the skills of research and writing culminates in the thesis that a student must present in his/her senior year. There are clear advantages in pursuing an English major at an institution that belongs, like John Cabot University, to the English-speaking academic tradition, and this may be especially true for students whose first language is not English. There is also particular value, however, in studying English literature at an international university, which John Cabot is as well. In this international atmosphere the content of each English course inevitably becomes somewhat internationalized, as it is related to the Italian context and to the other national backgrounds of the various students.... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in French Studies

Franklin University Switzerland
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Switzerland Sorengo

French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. [+]

Think internationally and across cultures French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. Students will begin the French Studies major according to prior experience and continue through advanced courses devoted to French literature, culture, and contemporary society. As part of their program of study, students may spend one semester at a French-speaking university after finishing FRE 300, or complete a series of French courses in related disciplines; students will complete a capstone seminar in French Studies. Students who do not study in a French-speaking university will be encouraged to complete at least one travel course to France or the French-speaking world. French Studies Requirements Required courses (or equivalent proficiency) (18 Credits) FRE 100 Introductory French, Part I FRE 101 Introductory French, Part II FRE 200 Intermediate French, Part I FRE 201 Intermediate French, Part II FRE 300 Advanced French, Part I FRE 301 Advanced French, Part II Major Electives (12 Credits) Four of the following: FRE 302 Advanced French Conversation FRE 303 French Translation FRE 310 Paris and the 19th Century FRE 312 Travel Writing: France and French-speaking Switzerland FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction FRE 324 Exile, Margins and Identity in Francophone Literature of North-African Origins FRE 325 Representation of the Shoah in French Literature and Cinema FRE 350 French Civilization FRE 370 Topics in French Literature FRE 374 Introduction to French Cinema FRE 376 French... [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. [+]

BAs in Literature. The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. Major in Linguistics and TESOL aims at developing students’ expertise and skills in the area of Applied Linguistics so that they may be build their careers as language teachers, teacher-trainers, translators, administrators, or in some other fields where knowledge of linguistic issues is important. Major in Literature acquaints students with British, American, and South Asian English literature (including the translated literature from prominent literary works in other languages) as well as their cultural and historical contexts. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum GPA of 2.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately (including additional subject). Minimum GPA of 2.5 in O-Levels in five subjects and A Levels in two subjects according to Canadian University of Bangladesh scale (A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2). Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC & HSC or O & A Levels will have to get approval of the Admission Committee of the University. Candidates who have finished school abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their institute/Foreign Ministry & Equivalence Certificate from Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka. Candidates with less than 60% marks in English, at his/her admission test will be required to complete English... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally. [+]

Applied Programme Code: JS3480 (Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication) Our BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions programme is a Major under the Broad Discipline of Language, Culture and Communication. This English Major programme provides you with a set of knowledge and skills in order to communicate effectively in English for professional and business purposes in Hong Kong and internationally, where English functions as the key medium of communication (lingua franca) in various types of professional activity. Upon graduation you should have the ability to handle demanding professional tasks such as: - Writing a challenging press release for an organisation; - Developing promotional materials in the service industries, including air transport, banking, computer and information technology, telecommunications, and tourism, convention and exhibition; - Promoting an organisation’s image through developing corporate literature; - Making requests of colleagues and business partners in complicated situations; and - Critiquing your own professional performance and that of others. Programme Aims Our programme aims to nurture graduates who will have: - a firm grounding in language studies which can be critically and creatively applied in a variety of business and management contexts, especially in multilingual settings; - the ability to exercise judgment and develop intellectual curiosity to work both independently and as part of a team; - the potential to become future leaders and entrepreneurs excelling in communication for professional purposes; - a high level of professional communicative competence in English; - an awareness and understanding of intercultural communication in multilingual settings that... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The BA programme in English Language and Literature aims to furnish the successful students with skills relevant to such a double major. It concentrates on two core areas: (a) Linguistics, by offering a comprehensive study of language with some focus on teaching English as a foreign language and (b) English Literature, by covering the major authors and issues from 1580 to the present day and by offering a detailed study of all literary genres: poetry, drama, and prose. [+]

BAs in Literature. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: The BA programme in English Language and Literature aims to furnish the successful students with skills relevant to such a double major. It concentrates on two core areas: (a) Linguistics, by offering a comprehensive study of language with some focus on teaching English as a foreign language and (b) English Literature, by covering the major authors and issues from 1580 to the present day and by offering a detailed study of all literary genres: poetry, drama, and prose. The courses of the literature component are so designed to give the student good knowledge of the literary history of Anglophone literature and the cultural conditions under which it is written. The courses of the linguistics component aim to provide the student with a thorough grounding of the principles underpinning the study of language, the diversity of linguistic study. The TEFL courses aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to teaching English with emphasis on classroom management and the use of technology. Career Prospects: The BA in English Language and Literature enables graduates to pursue careers in the following areas: Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Teaching English Literature The Media. The skills gained through the degree open up possibilities in many areas of the... [-]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Religious Studies

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Studying Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, you compare and contrast themes and ideas of religiosity that are found in literature and look at other literary themes and manifestations of religion, gaining a strong insight into the complexity of cultures across the globe. [+]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Religious Studies In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Religion is a vital element in human culture, and today religious issues are everywhere – from current affairs and international events, to the history of ideas, art and literature, and our own immediate experience and environment. Religious Studies at Kent involves investigating and discussing these ideas, experiences, practices and institutions, through texts, films, historical data and directly observing the world today. Studying Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, you compare and contrast themes and ideas of religiosity that are found in literature and look at other literary themes and manifestations of religion, gaining a strong insight into the complexity of cultures across the globe. Independent rankings Comparative Literature at Kent was ranked 1st in the most recent National Student Survey (2014), with 98% student satisfaction. Religious Studies at Kent was ranked 5th in the UK in the most recent National Student Survey (2014), with 96% student satisfaction. [-]

BA in English

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The B.A. in English at NEIU offers students a foundation in critical and creative methods along with advanced study in literature, literary history and criticism, cultural studies, critical and cultural theory, rhetoric, creative writing, and composition. Courses develop students’ engagement with texts and their cultural and aesthetic contexts while advancing their abilities in creative and critical thinking, reading, and writing. [+]

BAs in Literature. The B.A. in English at NEIU offers students a foundation in critical and creative methods along with advanced study in literature, literary history and criticism, cultural studies, critical and cultural theory, rhetoric, creative writing, and composition. Courses develop students’ engagement with texts and their cultural and aesthetic contexts while advancing their abilities in creative and critical thinking, reading, and writing. The rigorous study of critical analysis and the craft of effective writing prepares students to engage in society and to compete in degree programs and fields as diverse as professional and technical writing, public relations, web content management and writing, teaching, research, publishing, marketing, library science, law, medicine, and many others. Learning Requirements Prerequisites: ENGL-101 AND ENGL-102 or equivalent. Note: No more than 15 hours may be transferred into the major in English. Core Courses Required courses ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Literature and Cinema

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

The Literature and Cinema degree combines the study of literature with the study of global cinema and culture. This innovative combined degree course cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, drawing on literature and visual culture in English Studies, area studies, and across the humanities. [+]

The Literature and Cinema degree combines the study of literature with the study of global cinema and culture. This innovative combined degree course cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, drawing on literature and visual culture in English Studies, area studies, and across the humanities. You’ll learn how to interpret cultural texts and practices from throughout the world, gaining a solid grounding in film and textual analysis and cultural studies. This degree can lead to a variety of careers, including publishing; academia; journalism; television, radio and film; administration and management; advertising and public relations. We’re a vibrant and friendly team, with close international ties and a reputation for cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching. What makes us different? The Literature and Cinema degree at Stirling is distinctive in that it combines the study of literature with the study of cinema, cultural theory and other visual media such as photography. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Other qualifications HNC/HND: Minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Not available. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Mansfield University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mansfield

The Bachelor of Arts in English provides students with a strong grounding in the field of English language and literature, with an emphasis on developing highly marketable writing and research skills. Students may choose from two concentrations: Literary and Cultural Analysis or Professional Writing. [+]

BAs in Literature. The Bachelor of Arts in English provides students with a strong grounding in the field of English language and literature, with an emphasis on developing highly marketable writing and research skills. Students may choose from two concentrations: Literary and Cultural Analysis or Professional Writing. Both concentrations offer students a solid foundation in written and spoken English, with an emphasis on textual analysis and interpretation. English graduates pursue careers in writing, editing, public relations, education, legal studies, strategic communications, marketing, politics and government, journalism, and library science. Students work closely with their professors, who are published authors and scholars in their field of study. Many students combine their coursework with a minor in Creative Writing. Literary and Cultural Analysis Concentration Students in the Literary and Cultural Analysis concentration receive extensive training in literary and cultural studies, focusing on the forms of written expression and the methods of literary analysis and interpretation. Throughout their coursework, students refine their writing and research skills, culminating in a final research project. Many students who choose this concentration continue to study English at the graduate level. Professional Writing Concentration Students in the Professional Writing concentration focus on a variety of professional writing skills, including business and technical writing, grant writing, document design, and copyediting. Students also gain experience providing content for websites and social media. With its strong career orientation, this concentration offers a variety of internship opportunities and prepares students for writing and editing careers in the business world, non-profit organizations, and... [-]

BA Art History and English and American Literature (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with English and American literature. It has been designed to equip you with the key visual, critical and professional skills necessary for a career in the art world and for a range of other employment opportunities... [+]

BA Art History and English and American Literature (Hons) This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with English and American literature. It has been designed to equip you with the key visual, critical and professional skills necessary for a career in the art world and for a range of other employment opportunities. In your first year, you are given a firm foundation in some of the aesthetic, interpretative and methodological approaches to the discipline of art history. Throughout your second and third years, there are opportunities for you to develop and expand your engagement with the discipline through a range of specialist modules. As well as options that explore Renaissance and Baroque art, modernism, contemporary art, French painting, Surrealism, photography and aesthetics, this programme also offers an introduction to work-related skills directly relevant to employment in the visual arts sector, such as visual arts writing and exhibition curation. Study of the visual arts is complemented by study of literary arts in this joint honours programme. The English and American Literature element of your degree covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Course structure The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to... [-]

English and Theatre

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

The award-winning faculty in English and Theatre concentrate primarily on effective teaching, but they also include many active and successful writers and scholars, including novelists of international reputation. [+]

BAs in Literature. Degree Options B.A. in English, Literature option B.A. in English, Creative Writing option B.A. in English, Technical Writing option B.A. in English, Theatre Option B.A. in English Teaching B.A. in English and Theatre Teaching M.A. in English M.F.A. in Creative Writing Minors English English (Teaching) Theatre Arts Theatre Arts (Teaching) Who Would be Interested in English and Theatre? English and Theatre is for those: Who want to broaden their insight into the nature of language and literature. Who want to develop their technical writing abilities. Who want to develop their creative writing abilities. Who want to learn theatre skills. Who plan to teach. Why English and Theatre? The award-winning faculty in English and Theatre concentrate primarily on effective teaching, but they also include many active and successful writers and scholars, including novelists of international reputation. A degree in English tells employers that you can analyze information, think critically, write clearly, and communicate effectively. Career Opportunities Pursued by English and Theatre Majors: Teacher Lawyer Editor Journalist Politician Newscaster Author Playwright Scriptwriter Web Designer Technical Writer Publisher Librarian What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Students may select any of the English and Theatre options upon applying to the university. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? English Teaching Graduates: Madison County Schools, Elkhorn Crossing Schools, LaFayette High School, Pulaski County High School, Madison Central High School, Pendleton High School, Jackson County High School, Middlesboro High School Technical Writing Graduates: Coldstream Laboratories Inc,; Bellaworks Web Design in Charlotte,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language. [+]

The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively in the English Language; To develop, through the study of literary texts and cultural theory, a deeper understanding of social, moral and ethical values, including the ability to negotiate between differing value systems. Reflect on students’ relationship to others and their responsibilities to community and society through a literary frame. To develop the student’s analytical, decision making and English communication competencies. To develop those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity, and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations; To build breadth of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements; To provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement. To equip students with wide competencies in writing, across a broad spectrum of career paths. Specific Objectives To give the student every facility to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to analyze and appreciate texts in linguistic and literary terms; To give the student the... [-]

BA Honours in Creative Writing and English Literature

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course combines the study of literary and non-literary texts in English with the development of your own creative writing skills. The study of texts and their background in the history of ideas informs your progress as a writer, while your experience of writing in a variety of genres (the novel, the short story, poetry and drama) enhances your appreciation of literature. The course takes full advantage of our central London location through visits and the opportunity for internships as part of your study. [+]

BAs in Literature. This course combines the study of literary and non-literary texts in English with the development of your own creative writing skills. The study of texts and their background in the history of ideas informs your progress as a writer, while your experience of writing in a variety of genres (the novel, the short story, poetry and drama) enhances your appreciation of literature. The course takes full advantage of our central London location through visits and the opportunity for internships as part of your study. This course will be of particular interest to those who wish to write or develop their reading with the experience that comes from writing literary texts. You will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to go on to a career in freelance writing, publishing, theatre, or teaching literature and creative writing. The course will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Course content At each credit level you will focus on both writing in particular genres and forms, and studying literature of different periods, authors or genres, alongside an examination of the tools of literary enquiry in your study of literary theories and the history of ideas. Your work in creative writing will move in tandem with your study in English literature, particularly in Year 3, when you will produce either a single substantial work (novel, play) or a portfolio of shorter work (short fiction, poetry) while studying related literature modules. There is a... [-]

BA Hons in African Languages

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The course consists of five modules. Modules 1 (Research Essay), 2 (Grammar of the Main Language) and 3 (Literature of the Main Language) are compulsory. The student chooses two other modules from twopossibilities: a) Literature: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Oral Art and b) Linguistics: Sociolinguistics, Phonology and Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Translation Studies [+]

The course consists of five modules. Modules 1 (Research Essay), 2 (Grammar of the Main Language) and 3 (Literature of the Main Language) are compulsory. The student chooses two other modules from the following possibilities: Literature: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Oral Art Linguistics: Sociolinguistics, Phonology and Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Translation Studies Admission requirements Students who have obtained an undergraduate qualification with Northern Sotho (or Sepedi) or Zulu (or isiZulu) as a major and who meet the general University entrance requirements for the Honours programme may be considered for the programme. Students who do not meet the requirement of one of the specified African languages as a major may in meritorious cases apply to the RPL committee to be admitted. Contact details Name: Dr IK Mndawe Tel: 011 559 4662 / Email: ikmndawe@uj.ac.za [-]

BA in English

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

Through this plan, we seek to prepare you for any future that demands competence in literature, language, and writing. Our plans help you recognize the importance of logical thought in effective expression. They also help you strive for more persuasive or creative uses of English and appreciate the truth and quality of literature. [+]

BAs in Literature. Through this plan, we seek to prepare you for any future that demands competence in literature, language, and writing. Our plans help you recognize the importance of logical thought in effective expression. They also help you strive for more persuasive or creative uses of English and appreciate the truth and quality of literature. By studying the literature of different times and peoples, you can develop your historical and cultural imagination. Our plans can also prepare you to teach English in middle- and senior-high schools, pursue careers in the corporate world, and compete successfully in graduate and professional schools. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in English? The study of English is more than just literature. Critical reading skills are crucial in any job, and writing skills are in demand from employers in many fields. You can apply the broad nature of the English degree to many arenas, including education. An English degree will also prepare you for graduate study, excellent rhetorical skills are a must in the law profession, and communication skills are vital in fields like counseling and advertising. You'll enjoy our English department for many reasons--strong undergraduate degree programs, outstanding faculty, a wide range of courses, and more. Our friendly, mountain-town setting gives you the support you need to succeed. You can focus on creative writing, English education, general English studies, linguistics, literature, technical writing, or rhetoric. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Public relations Secondary teaching Speech writing Web design With... [-]