Feb 24, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

English, Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism Concentration, BA

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Requirements for the Major

The major in English is offered with one of four concentrations, for which the requirements are detailed below.

With Concentration in Literary Theory, Culture, and Criticism

In this concentration, English majors will take additional courses in cultural studies, comparative literature, and critical theory. LTCC courses will look at diverse cultural objects-novels, plays, films, visual arts, and media-through the lens of literary and cultural theories, with the goal of producing sophisticated readers of the contemporary world. This concentration is highly recommended for those planning to pursue advanced degrees in the humanities.

  • Minimum of 48 hours beyond first-year English

First Year/Sophomore Requirements:

Junior/Senior Requirements:


*Students are required to take at least one 200- or 300-level course in literature from before 1700. Students may take up to six credit hours of Creative Writing or Professional Writing courses as literature electives.

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