College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > English > Undergraduate > English (BA) > Concentration Requirements > Literary Studies
The Literary Studies concentration broadens and deepens students’ knowledge of literature and language through a range of courses focused on historical periods, literary movements, the structure of language, and critical approaches to literature. Students learn to read works of literature in their historical and cultural contexts; they develop their powers of textual analysis and their critical vocabulary; they examine and question the values expressed in literature; they practice research methods; and they work towards a written style that is clear, precise, and persuasive.
English majors must take at least one course in English designated as "Research Intensive." These courses integrate research instruction and assignments with the subject matter of the course. Qualifying concentration requirements or major electives are designated as "Research Intensive" or "RI" in the quarterly schedule.
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