2015-16 University Bulletin 
    Aug 12, 2022  
2015-16 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Literature, B.A.

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NY State Program Code: 78096
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University College General Education and Core Requirements

All University College students must meet the requirement of four core courses and six distribution courses, as described here.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Literature

A Bachelor of Arts in Literature provides students with a broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills valued by employers in virtually every occupational field. The B.A. in Literature helps students develop skills in the key areas of written communication, problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, and interpersonal understanding. In addition, students gain an opportunity to develop and implement ideas, expand literacy, develop research techniques, and fine tune analytical and presentation tools. Focus is put on strengthening the student’s ability to formulate and evaluate their own arguments as well as those of others.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Literature

Required GPA: 2.0
Major GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 40
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Literature or Social Sciences

Candidates for these degrees must have completed at least 120 credits, 90 of which must be in the liberal arts. 40 credits are required for this major. The final 30 credits must be taken in graded course work at the University, and no more than 60 of total credits may be awarded from prior learning. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their area of concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.0 from Adelphi overall.

Requirements for the B.A. in Literature or Social Science:

The distribution requirement for the Bachelor of Arts will be fulfilled as follows:

  • Three foundation courses in the appropriate area of concentration.
  • A minimum of 16 credits of advanced electives in the appropriate area of concentration or specialization.
  • Capstone I and II

University College Bachelor Degree Capstone Courses

All University College bachelor’s degree programs (excepting the B.S. in Business, the B.S. in Criminal Justice, and the B.A. in Psychology), are completed by taking a sequence of two 4-credit capstone courses:

The Baccalaureate Capstone is an interdisciplinary seminar that examines how the ideas of the modern age have challenged and altered traditional ways of thinking. As an analysis of the seminal ideas of modernity as defined by the thinkers who originated them, the Baccalaureate Capstone will empower students to think about the world in new and exciting ways.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Major GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 40
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits 0-30 31-60 61-90 91-120
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
Choose 12 credits from the foundation courses below:                  
    0611-201: Introduction to Literature 4              
    0611-203: Introduction to American Literature 4              
    0611-211: Introduction to Poetry 4              
    0611-226: Introduction to Drama 4              
    0611-204: Introduction to European Literature 4              
    Total of Literature Foundation Courses (12)                
0637-404: Capstone I 4              
0637-405: Capstone II 4              
Literature Advanced Courses1 16    



Students can check with their Academic Advisor for additional foundation courses that will meet the requirements for this degree

1Choose any four Literature Advanced Courses, including but not limited to the following:

Check with your advisor as other advanced courses may be available.

*For more information regarding our General Education and Core requirements, please contact an academic advisor

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