Carnegie Mellon University

Curriculum - Literary & Cultural Studies Master Degree

The Literary & Cultural Studies (LCS) Masters Degree is a one-year program requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours (90 units):

  • 7 regular semester courses (12 units each)
  • 1 half-semester mini-course in a theoretical area of study (6 units). Each of these minis constitutes a theoretical area of study that is not confined by period or disciplinary area. Students in all fields will find them of use in their work.
    • Introduction to Media Studies
    • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
    • Introduction to Global and Postcolonial Studies
    • Introduction to Digital Humanities
    • Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Introduction to Historicisms
    • Introduction to Marxisms
    • Introduction to Poetics
    • Introduction to Institutional Studies
    • Issues in the Discipline
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (76-854).
  • No more than 2 of the 7 regular courses can be taken outside of LCS; only one of the two can be taken outside the CMU English Department. These courses may be a combination of:
    • up to two courses taught by LCS faculty or adjuncts
    • up to two courses taught by Rhetoric faculty or adjuncts, and
    • no more than one course taken in another department in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (with permission of that instructor), in an English or Cultural Studies course at the University of Pittsburgh (with the permission of the instructor), or as independentstudy (76-901).