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Programs of Study

Bachelor of Arts in English/Literature

Students complete 36 hours in British and American literature, and literature or writing electives. Many students also complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. See degree plan »

Bachelor of Arts in English/Writing

Students take six literature courses, including one course in British literature before 1800 and one course in American literature. Students also take six writing courses.  Many students also complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school, or work on the New Orleans Review, a nationally-distributed literary magazine published by Loyola. See degree plan »

Bachelor of Arts in English/Film and Digital Media

Students take six literature courses, including one course in British literature and one course in American literature.  Students also complete six film and digital media courses, including ENGL A220. Many students also complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. See degree plan »

Minor in English or Writing

To earn a minor in English, students must complete a Writing About Literature course and 15 credit hours of English electives (literature or writing). 

To earn a minor in English Writing, students must complete ENGL T122 and 15 credit hrs. of English writing courses. Learn more »

Common Curriculum

    Common Curriculum English courses at Loyola University New Orleans provide students with instruction in critical reading and writing about significant social and cultural questions, and about traditional and modern literary works. These courses stress reading and writing skills vital to success in college, careers, and life, and generally are taken during the first two or three semesters at Loyola. Learn more »

    Advanced Common Curriculum courses in English, which fulfill an upper-division Common Curriculum requirement in Humanities/Arts or serve as an upper-division Common Curriculum elective, introduce non-English majors and minors to various themes and genres.  

    English Course Information

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    Teacher Education

    English is one of the majors identified by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Page 4 of Bulletin 746) for which students can seek secondary grades certification (grades 6-12). Students preparing for certification in this area have a choice of either the Literature or Writing concentrations that include the focus-area courses for teacher education. See the degree plans here, and the list of teacher-education course descriptions here