Bachelor of Arts in English

Hanover College
4 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Bachelor of Arts in English

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in English

At Hanover, English majors read, write and study literature in order to investigate the basic human impulse to make sense of life through art.

You'll study traditional literary works as well as underrepresented voices that may be new to you. Our award-winning faculty and visiting scholars will challenge you with new ideas. Develop your own creative writing and contribute to the student-run literary magazine, newspaper or coffee house readings. Travel abroad to discover your literary roots. As you advance in your studies, take one of our unique, in-depth seminars focused on a literary master. The major culminates with an independent research or creative project you design yourself.

Admission requirements

As a selective liberal arts college, Hanover is looking for those students who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Four years of English (literature and composition)
  • At least two years of foreign language
  • At least two years of mathematics, including Algebra II

The following courses are recommended as part of a well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum:

  • At least three years of laboratory science
  • At least three years of social studies
  • At least one year of fine or performing arts

Students who have taken AP, IB and dual-credit courses may be eligible for Hanover College credits.Hanover College has adopted a test-optional admission policy. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, there is no preference for either the SAT or ACT. Hanover College's school code for the SAT is ""1290"" and our ACT code is ""1200"". For international applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or SAT-I score minimums must be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Poetry: The Spoken Word
  • American Avant-Garde
  • The Quest Archetype in Literature
  • Fiction and Its Genres
  • Welcome to Bollywood
  • Journeys to the Underworld
  • Medieval and Renaissance Eurasia
  • Mythography of the Monstrous
  • Beauty and the Beast in Literature
  • Water
  • Shakespeare and Film
  • Satire & the American Personality
  • Fiction in the American South
  • Fairy Tale Fictions
  • Viking Myths & Legends
  • Love and Death: Star-Crossed Lovers
  • Grammar of the English Language
  • Literary Analysis
  • Survey I: Early Literature
  • Survey II: Medieval Literature
  • Survey III:Renaissance & Resto
  • Survey IV: Eng. Lit. 1700-1900
  • Survey V: American Lit to 1900
  • American Journalism
  • Creative Writng for the Digital Age
  • 20th C Irish Literature and History
  • 20th-Century Poetry
  • 20th-Century Fiction
  • The Short Story
  • African-American Literature
  • Women in Fiction
  • Arthurian Literature
  • 19th - Century English Novel
  • Literary Genderquests
  • Shakespeare
  • Modern Drama
  • American Renaissance
  • US Literature 1865-1917
  • Law and Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Chaucer
  • Shakespeare in England
  • Florence of Dante & Petrarch
  • Studies in Poetry
  • Studies in Fiction
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
  • Studies in Drama
  • Senior Seminar

Scholarships & funding

All Admitted International Students will receive a scholarship in the amount of $32,000 USD renewable annually for 4 years. The scholarship will be referred to as the HAQ scholarship.


Tuition fee for the course is $58,544 per academic year, including estimated book and insurance costs. Visit the university's website for more information.

Career paths

Hanover English graduates are well prepared for graduate school and to pursue careers in:

  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Publishing

Our alumni become professionals such as:

  • Actors
  • University English professors
  • Peace Corps volunteers
  • Editors
  • Playwrights
  • Novelists
  • Lawyers
  • Business professionals
  • Web designers
  • High school teachers

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Hanover College

Hanover College is small, private college located in Hanover, Indiana. Established in 1827 as Indiana’s first private college, Hanover has a longstanding history within the state and recognition for Alumni success. With about 1,100 undergraduate students, over 600 acres of...

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Why study at Hanover College

Hanover College gives students the best of all worlds. There are renowned professors at the top of their discipline, but classes small enough to get 1:1 interaction and mentoring from those professors.

We are located in a small midwestern area near one of Indiana's most historic small towns (Madison, IN), but less than an hour away from some of the largest and most touristic cities of the Midwest.

We have a one-of-a-kind naturally beautiful campus with over 600 acres of space, hiking trails, over 30 waterfalls, and endless hammocking spots. Hanover is also Indiana's first and oldest private, liberal arts, college. Hanover is also a global institution with about 18 different international partner universities and a variety of study abroad options to participate in during your 4 years here.

Contact info

Hanover College

517 Ball Drive
47243 Hanover IN
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +18128667021

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