BLS in English & American Literature

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in English & American Literature degree program is a focused liberal arts concentration rather than a professional or pre-professional program. Many students go on to graduate or professional study and find employment in teaching, writing, and editing, as well as in less traditional areas. Students utilize their degree in English to develop analytic reading and writing skills, gaining an excellent background for work in law, government, business, medicine, journalism, advertising, literature, and education.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered
    MET MA 110 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Eight credits in the humanities (H), natural sciences (N), or
    social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the natural sciences (N) or social sciences (S)

Specialization Courses

(total 44 credits)

A total of 11 courses (44 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Required Courses

The following four courses (16 credits):

  • MET EN 220 Proseminar: Literary Study
  • MET EN 322 Survey of British Literature I
  • MET EN 323 Survey of British Literature II
  • MET HU 221 Major Authors I

And seven advanced-level courses (28 credits) in the department (numbered 301 or above), including one course in American literature.

Electives

(total 36 credits)

Usually nine courses (36 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor.