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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

ETS Undergraduate Program

“English and Textual Studies” (ETS) acknowledges the breadth and diversity of the texts we study. While our courses certainly feature well-known literary texts from the past and present, we also focus on neglected literary works, film and other forms of audiovisual media, historical documents and non-fictive forms that also demand interpretation, and on the cultural discourses and social institutions that influence acts of reading and writing.

Classroom Norms

You are expected to adhere to the following general classroom norms:

  • Turn off your cell phone prior to the start of class. One student will be designated as a recipient for Orange Alert messages.
  • Do not use laptops in class unless you have secured instructor permission to do so. The Office of Disability Services can provide you with documentation if a laptop is a necessity for you.
  • Do not leave the classroom while class is in session except in the case of extreme personal emergency.
  • Bring copies of the text under discussion to class every day.
  • You are expected to pay attention to and be respectful of other members of the class.

Please note that individual instructors may have more specific or additional guidelines for classroom protocol.

B.A. in English and Textual Studies

“English and Textual Studies” (ETS) acknowledges the breadth and diversity of the texts we study. While our courses certainly feature well-known literary texts from the past and present, we also focus on neglected literary works, film and other forms of audio-visual media, historical documents and non-fictive forms that also demand interpretation, and on the cultural discourses and social institutions that influence acts of reading and writing

Minor in English and Textual Studies

The minor in English and Textual Studies (ETS) is good for students seeking a background in the interpretation of fiction and non-fiction works.