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BA(Hons) English Language and Literature

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
76000 USD
National
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Department of English Language and Literature
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500
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World University Ranking

About this course

The undergraduate program in English Language and Literature provides students with the opportunity to intensively study works of literature originally written in English. Courses address fundamental questions about topics such as the status of literature within culture, the literary history of a period, the achievements of a major author, the defining characteristics of a genre, the politics of interpretation, the formal beauties of individual works, and the methods of literary scholarship and research.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:

  • Two quarters of study at the second-year level in a language other than English or credit for the equivalent as determined by petition or two quarters of a computer language by permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies

A total of 11 additional English courses is required to meet the distribution requirements of the major (one course may satisfy more than one requirement):

  • One English introduction to a genre course or "Approaches to Theater" course
  • One English course in fiction
  • One English course in poetry
  • One English course in drama
  • One English course in literature written before 1650
  • One English course in literature written between 1650 and 1830
  • One English course in literature written between 1830 and 1940
  • One English course in literary or critical theory
  • 1-7 English electives (may include ENGL 29900)
  • Cluster statement with five courses
  • BA Project (optional)

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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