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Tracks

Within the English program, students may choose from three concentrations.

Literature

Through the literature and writing courses required for the major, students develop valuable writing, critical reading, and research skills. The study of literature provides tools of critical analysis, awareness of major authors and literary traditions, and insight into how literary developments mirror and influence major societal developments. The writing courses teach the principles of clear and effective writing for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World or EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment or EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism
  • EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice or EN 308 Style and Revision
  • EN 490 Major Author(s)
  • 3 credits in electives numbered EN 201 or above
  • 9 credits in electives numbered EN 321 or above

Media and Performance Studies

The media and performance studies concentration provides an interdisciplinary examination of film, video, television, multimedia, and Web 2.0 texts with a primary emphasis on textual interpretation and theory and a secondary focus on production. The program seeks to improve student fluency with media, both for academic and commercial applications, in order to enhance students' understanding of their major disciplinary field. Students will apply their interdisciplinary knowledge through a capstone project that results in a creative presentation, documentary, or ethnographic visual text, or other multimedia production.
  • 3 credits from the following: EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages, EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment, EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism, EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • 9 credits from the following: EN 212 Topics in Acting, EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing, EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing, CMD 101 Public Speaking, CMD 202 Illustration I, CMD 203 Digital Photography, CMD 204 Video Production: Multimedia Communication, CMD 205 Video Production: Promotional and Informational, CMD 308 Web and Social Media Design
  • EN 207 Theater History or EN 220 The Movie or the Book?
  • EN 321 Modern Drama or EN 355 Shakespeare
  • EN 429 Topics in Performance
  • 12 credits in Literature electives

Writing

Writing is a fundamental skill in today's world, and the writing concentration will help prepare students for professional careers and/or graduate education in a variety of fields. The courses develop students' persuasive, stylistic, creative, and analytical skills through an examination of the characteristics of successful writing, along with the implementation of successful writing strategies in multiple modes and genres.
  • Three credits from the following: EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages, EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment, EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism
  • Three credits from the following: EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II, or EN 230 American Multicultural Literature
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 308 Style and Revision
  • 3 credits in Advanced Literature (LT-2)
  • 9 credits in English and/or Communication writing course electives
  • 3 credits in support skills electives in digital publishing

Marymount also offers an English licensure to teach students in grades 6-12. Students in many other fields of study can benefit from our minor offerings in English, Writing, or Media and Performance Studies. We also offer a variety of foreign language minors

Literature & Languages Department

G126 Butler Hall / Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: (800) 548-7638
 (703) 284-1500

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Tonya Howe, Chair (703) 284-5762

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