The English language and literature collection at Tulane supports the instructional and research needs of undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. The Department offers B.A and M.A. degrees. Collection emphasis is on primary and secondary materials in all English language and literature periods from Old English through Contemporary, as well as studies in genre, literary theory, criticism, rhetoric, philology, language, and composition. In addition, those particular programs which offer courses taught in part by English faculty--Religious Traditions, Studies in Africa and African Diaspora, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Medieval Studies, and Women's Studies--reflect the enormous diversity of interests characteristic of English programs today, and curriculum-wide dependence on English materials at Tulane.