1. University of Virginia
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Special Programs

The department offers six area programs.  Three programs are interdisciplinary in focus:  Global English Literature and Culture (GELC), Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Modern Literature and Culture (MLC).  Two programs allow students to concentrate in the practice of writing:  the Area Program in Literary Prose (APLP) and the Area Program in Poetry Writing (APPW).  The sixth program, English Literature and Language for Secondary School Teaching, serves students considering a career in teaching, whether or not they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree program in the Curry School of Education.

Each area program modifies the English major program of study as specified below.  Some programs admit students by application only, while others are open to all interested.  If the area program is selective, students must apply for admission in the spring semester of their second year.  For more information about the area programs, including the names of their directors and application procedures, please consult the English department website, www.english.virginia.edu.