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Literary Studies

Benedictine University

12 months
700 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
700 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
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The Literary Studies concentration at Benedictine University allows students to pursue advanced coursework and research with special focus on the application of linguistics to literature, either in English or in translation, and global cultural studies.  


Literary Studies students at Benedictine University will gain a nuanced understanding of the nature of language in literary and related contexts through a specialized study of either critical/global literary theory, stylistics, or literature in a language other than English.  

Learning outcomes

This concentration will be of particular interest to those who work in intercultural or multilingual contexts, for example teachers or military personnel. The program is also appropriate for those seeking a linguistics degree combined with study of "critical languages" such as Chinese or Arabic.

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes

  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Modern English 
  • Literatures and Issues in Translation 
  • Research Methods: Context Studies 
  • Critical Theory/Global Literary Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All documents submitted become property of Benedictine University and may not be returned. 
  • Students transferring an I-20 should read the I-20 Transfer Policy in the Benedictine University Academic Catalog. Please note important requirements regarding course enrollment dates, full-time enrollment and vacation term eligibility.
  • Students who are not able to obtain official academic documents due to extenuating circumstances such as conflict or natural disaster may be eligible for an Official Transcript Waiver. Please see the Benedictine University Academic Catalog for more information. 
  • International students studying on an F visa and are not enrolling in language training must demonstrate English Proficiency per the requirements of SEVP.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lisle

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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