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English Education, B.A.

Requirements

UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 122

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete the following courses: ENGL 2600, Critical Introduction to Literature; ENGL 2510, American Literature before 1865, or ENGL 2520, American Literature after 1865; and ENGL 2610, British Literature before 1800, or ENGL 2620, British Literature after 1800.

Secondary Education Matriculation Requirements:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020* course) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Complete the following:  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 (3.0)  
or ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 3
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 (3.0)  
or ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 3
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors 3
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature 3
  ENGL 4210 Methods in Teaching Literacy I 3
  ENGL 4230 Methods in Teaching Literacy III Teaching the Conventions of Writing 3
  ENGL 4220 Methods in Teaching Literacy II 3
Language Core (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3.0)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (3.0)  
  ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3.0)  
American Literature (complete TWO from the following) 6
  ENGL 3510 Early American Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3520 Literature of the American Renaissance (3.0)  
  ENGL 3525 American Literary Realism and Naturalism (3.0)  
  ENGL 3530 Modern American Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3540 Contemporary American Literature (3.0)  
British Literature, pre-1800 (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3620 Tudor British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3630 Stuart British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3640 Restoration and 18th Century British Literature (3.0)  
British Literature, post-1800 (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3650 Romantic British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3655 Victorian British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3660 Modern British Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3670 Contemporary British Literature (3.0)  
Complete TWO from the following: 6
  ENGL 3420 Intermediate Fiction Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3440 Intermediate Poetry Writing (3.0)  
  ENGL 3710 Literature by Women (3.0)  
  ENGL 373R Literature of Cultures and Places (3.0)  
  ENGL 374G Literature of the Sacred (3.0)  
  ENGL 376G World Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3780 Mormon Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 3820 History of Literary Criticism (3.0)  
  ENGL 401R Topics in Rhetoric (3.0)  
  ENGL 412R Studies in Literary Genres (3.0)  
  ENGL 4250 Adolescent Literature (3.0)  
  ENGL 4420 Advanced Fiction Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4440 Advanced Poetry Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4450 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing I (3.0)  
  ENGL 4570 Studies in the American Novel (3.0)  
  ENGL 4620 Chaucer (3.0)  
  ENGL 463R Topics in Shakespeare (3.0)  
  ENGL 4640 Milton (3.0)  
  ENGL 471R Eminent Authors (3.0)  
  ENGL 474R Topics in Folklore (3.0)  
  ENGL 476G Multi-ethnic Literature in America (3.0)  
  ENGL 486R Topics in Literature (3.0)  
Secondary Education Licensure (ENGL 4210 is substituted for EDSC 4440):  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
  One Foreign Language (Foreign Language 202G/2020* course fulfills Humanities Distribution) 12

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 122 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the BA degree, completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one foreign language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020* levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Social/ Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Language 1010 Foreign Language 4
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Physical Science distribution and Humanities distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
Language 1020 Foreign Language 4
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2510 or ENGL 2520 American Literature Before 1865 or American Literature After 1865 3
ENGL 2610 or ENGL 2620 British Literature Before 1800 or British Literature After 1800 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Language 2010 Foreign Language 4
ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (recommended for Language Core) 3
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors 3
ENGL 4250 Adolescent Literature (recommended Upper-Division English elective) 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature 3
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
ENGL 3610 or ENGL 3620 or ENGL 3630 or ENGL 3640 British Literature: Pre-1800 (upper-division) 3
ENGL 4210 Methods in Teaching Literacy I 3
Language 202G Foreign Language (Fulfills Humanities Requirement) 4
  Semester total: 16

Notes: Student should apply to the Secondary Education program during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding matriculation requirements and application deadline.

ENGL 4210 is substituted for EDSC 4440.

Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
Upper-Division English Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
ENGL 4220 Methods in Teaching Literacy II 3
ENGL 4230 Methods in Teaching Literacy III Teaching the Conventions of Writing 3
ENGL 3650 or ENGL 3655 or ENGL 3660 or ENGL 3670 British Literature: Post-1800 (upper-division) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 122

Department

Name:

English & Literature

Location:

CB 407

Telephone:

801-863-8577

Email:

English@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/english

Chair:

Grant Moss

Chair UVU Email:

mossda@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of English and Literature at UVU provides an innovative and stimulating learning environment to help broaden cultural experiences, improve skills in written and verbal communication, deepen and refine abilities in critical thinking, and prepare students for graduate school and/or careers. By offering courses, programs, and activities in college-level writing, creative writing, literature, technical communication, and education, the department fosters an invigorating and diverse learning community that will enhance the way students envision themselves and their world.

 
 

English & Literature


Advisors:


Administrative Support:

  • Jamie Holdaway
  • Office: CB 402a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8790

  • Krista Peterson
  • Office: CB 407
  • Telephone: 801-863-8577
 
 

Faculty

Christa Albrecht-Crane(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., American Literary and Cultural History, Ludwig-Maximillian's University; M.A., American Studies, Washington State University; Ph.D., Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University.

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Karin Anderson(1991)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Utah State University; M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Literary Theory and Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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Rob Carney(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Pacific Lutheran University; M.F.A., Creative Writing-Poetry, Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., English, University of Southwestern Louisiana.

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Angie Carter(2010)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Cousins(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Humanities, Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., American Studies, Purdue University.

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Mark Crane(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.S., English Literature, Brigham Young University; M.A., English Literature, Portland State University; Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, University of Louisville.

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J.D. Davidson(1972)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.S., English, Utah State University.

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Wioleta Fedeczko(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, University of Idaho; M.S., English, Towson University; Ph.D., English, Miami University.

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Stephen Fullmer(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



A.S., English, Utah Valley State College; B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Leadership & Organizational Change, Brigham Young University.

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Nathan Gale(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Texas State University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Rhetoric & Writing, University of Texas at Arlington.

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Stephen Gibson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.A., Creative Writing and Literature, Purdue University; Ph.D., Creative Writing and Literature, University of Houston.

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Todd Goddard(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English & American Literature; M.A.,English, University of Wisconsin; J.D., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin.

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Nathan Gorelick(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Buffalo.

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John Goshert(2001)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S., M.A., English, Sonoma State University; Ph.D., English, Purdue University.

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Steve Harrison(2015)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Communication Disorders, M.A., American Studies, Utah State University; B.A., English, Western Washington University.

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Gae Henderson(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English – Rhetoric and Composition, University of Utah.

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Brock Jones(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, Utah Valley University; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Wyoming; Ph.D. (ABD), Literature & Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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Lydia Kerr(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, The Florida State University; M.A., Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York.

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Christopher Lee(2011)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



A.S., General Studies, Snow College; B.A., History, M.S., American Studies in English, Utah State University.

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Ruen-chuan Ma(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Language and literature and Teaching, University of Chicago; M.A., Philosophy, Columbia University; M.A., Medieval Studies, University College London; Ph.D., English &Comparative Literature, Columbia University.

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Richard McDonald(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, M.Ed., English Education, University of Florida; M.A., Ph.D., English Literature, University of South Florida.

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Kathryn McPherson(2000)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Director

Department: Honors Program

B.A., M.A., English, University of New Mexico; Ph.D., English, Emory University.

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Lee Mortensen(1992)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., English/Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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David Moss(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., English, Washington University; M.A., English, Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina.

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Julie Nichols(2002)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., English-Modern British Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English-Creative Writing, University of Utah.

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Mark Pepper(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., English Literature, Sacramento State University; Ph.D., Rhetoric & Composition, Purdue University.

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Boyd Petersen(2008)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., French and International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Maryland; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Utah.

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Jerry Petersen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Social Sciences, Washington State University; M.A., English Rhetoric & Composition, Washington University; Ph.D., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University.

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Ariana Reilly(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English & Psychology, College of William and Mary; Ph.D, English, Princeton University.

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Jacob Levi Robertson(2015)

Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, California State University; M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English Language & Literatures, The University of Houston.

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Linda Shelton(2000)

Senior Lecturer

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Speech/Drama Secondary Education; M.A., Communications, Brigham Young University.

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Thomas Smith(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Ph.D., Teacher Education, University of Nevada.

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Ethan  Sproat(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, M.A., English/Rhetoric, Brigham Young University; M.A., Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool, Ph.D., Enshlish Rhetoric & Composition, Purdue University.

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Debra Thornton(1998)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English, University of New Mexico.

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Kara Van De Graaf(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Literature & Creatie Writing, Purdue University; M.F.A., Poetry, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Charles Vogel(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English Literature, M.A., English, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., English, University of California.

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Sandra Vogel(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English, Brigham Young University.

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Jans Wager(1997)

Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program

B.A., Distributed Studies (Communication Emphasis), University of Colorado; M.A., German, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California.

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Jeniveve Wahlquist(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., American Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Lorraine Wallace(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., Secondary Education, Idaho State University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University.

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Brian Whaley(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: English & Literature
Faculty



B.A., History, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.A., English, University of Montana; Ph.D., English, University of Oregon.

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Careers

Careers:  
Employers expect clear verbal and written communication, critical thinking and reading, audience analysis, and persuasive presentations and research from their employees. English and Literature students often work as teachers, analysts, critics, librarians, creative writers, public relations specialists, lobbyists, copywriters, journalists, editors, technical writers, and professors. Language used well is an important part of websites, legislation, novels, document design, instruction manuals, screenplays, advertising, news reporting, etc. Students in English at UVU are also well prepared for graduate work in law, business, and education.

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