2014-15 Pitzer Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English and World Literature Major: Literature Track


Requirements for the Major


The English and World Literature: Literature Track at Pitzer

Coursework on the Literature track is designed to develop and improve the student’s capacity to engage in meaningful interpretation, creative writing, analytical thought and aesthetic appreciation. Majors and non-majors alike will have the opportunity to gain an awareness of the intellectual and historical contexts of literature while they work to achieve skillful written and oral expression, and to refine critical thinking skills.

Requirements for the Major in English and World Literature

A major in English and World Literature requires the satisfactory completion of ten (10) courses, which may include independent study courses and a senior thesis/project. Six (6) courses should be completed prior to the senior year. Majors are also encouraged to attain at least reading knowledge of a language other than English (two years of college-level course). Courses may be taken in any sequence, but it is preferable that ENGL 001 PZ  is taken early in the student’s career.

Literature Track:

  • ENGL 001 PZ -Introduction to Literary Theory 
  • One course in British Literature before 1780 (ENGL 010A PZ  strongly recommended)
  • One course in British Literature after 1780 (ENGL 010B PZ  strongly recommended)
  • One course in American Literature before 1865 (ENGL 011A PZ  strongly recommended)
  • One course in American Literature after 1865 (ENGL 011B PZ  strongly recommended)
  • One course in World Literature
  • Four elective courses in English and/or World Literature, of which two may be creative writing.