English and Comparative Literature: BA
The undergraduate program offers a thorough grounding in aesthetic appreciation and critical reading of literary texts and various cultural media. Courses encapsulate the classic works of English and European literature, from ancient times until the present. Courses also provide a strong theoretical background into the history of critical appreciation and production of literary texts, from ecocriticism to postcolonialism, and from gender to postmodernism. Some of our most popular courses also deal with creative writing, popular culture, and cinematic and artistic production. Geographically, courses are centered on Anglophone and European as well as Arabic writing and supplemented by wide-ranging coverage of global literature.