Curriculum Structure and Credit Requirements
To complete an interdisciplinary major in English and Media Studies, a student must do 10 English courses and 6 Media Studies courses. The course break-up is as follows:
10 English Courses:
Forms of Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory
Any 2 of 4 Survey Courses
Early British Literature
Literature in the Age of Empire
6 English Electives
1 Critical Thinking Seminar*
2 1000/2000-level courses**
3 3000-level courses
Up to 2 cross-listed courses from another department can count towards these electives.
*The Critical Thinking Seminar is a requirement for batches from the incoming Undergraduate Batch of 2023. Previous batches can count a CTS towards their interdisciplinary major, but they are not required to do so. Instead, they can fulfill this requirement by taking another 1000/2000-level elective.
**English majors can take a maximum of ONE approved language course in an approved language (Sanskrit, Persian, Greek, Latin, Old English) instead of one of their required 1000/2000-level electives.
6 Media Studies Courses:
Students must complete six courses in Media Studies. Only two compulsory requirements apply.
1. ONE gateway 1000 level course – MS 1201 Media, Culture and Society is mandatory.
2. At least one course at each learning level- 1000, 2000, 3000.
Please refer to the Media Studies Handbook for more information, if required.