Turn your love of reading and writing into a rewarding career with our online English degree. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, you'll gain the communication and research skills that are prized by employers. You'll learn proven techniques to pinpoint and analyze information that helps you build support for your ideas and opinions. You'll also learn to think critically and write effectively - skills vital to any career you choose to pursue.
At SNHU, our online English degree curriculum is designed to help you craft stories, present ideas, think critically and creatively, and develop a broad knowledge of literary classics. Learn how to develop, craft and present ideas and stories that help you convince, persuade and educate. Discover how to create new concepts and stories by uncovering and dissecting various viewpoints. Gain a unique perspective and understanding of the world by reading, evaluating and discussing English literature that's influenced society.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in English Language and Literature online at SNHU include:
The BA in English Language and Literature degree opens up many career possibilities, including writing. With additional training and certification, graduates could also explore teaching as a career path. Graduates with a BA in English literature may also consider law school or become politicians, marketing communications professionals, historians, museum curators, nonprofit directors and more.
Our online English degree courses are taught by highly credentialed and accomplished instructors with deep insights into the industry.
SNHU's bachelor's in english language and literature program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
This course is an introduction to the following topics in English linguistics: history of English, etymology, vocabulary (morphology), phonology, dictionaries, syntax, semantics, dialects, discourse analysis, and child language acquisition. The course is designed for students who want to learn about the English language as preparation for teaching, or for becoming better writers, or for studying literature. Students will have the opportunity to research, write about, and present on a linguistic topic of individual interest such as the language of advertising or propaganda.
This course is an introduction to the major schools of contemporary critical theory, and an examination of principal exponents of these theories. The student will become familiar with the most important features of psychoanalytic criticism, Marxism and feminism and examine the meaning of structuralism and post-structuralism. In addition, the course affords an opportunity to practice applying the theories to specific literary texts.
Students in LIT 319 study selected Shakespearian comedies, tragedies and chronicle plays. The course also provides the students with a general overview of the Elizabethan era and the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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