Bachelor of Arts, Major in English

Bachelor of Arts - Major in English
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree-Specific Requirements
ARTS, DANC, MUSI, THEA3
Foreign Language 2, 314
PHIL 3366Aesthetics3
Major Core
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 23
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
ENGL 3360Survey of American Lit To 18653
or ENGL 3361 Survey Amer Lit From 1865-Pres
ENGL 3372Introduction to Linguistics3
or ENGL 3373 English Grammar
ENGL 3384Early English Masterworks3
or ENGL 3385 Later English Masterworks
Major
4000-level ENGL12
3000- or 4000-level ENGL15
Minor (Required)18
Electives1
Total Hours120

Notes

The English major requires a total of 36 hours of English coursework (12 hours of which must be at the 4000-level).  [Note: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 may not be used to meet this requirement.] All general requirements, including a minor, must be met.

Students must meet a cumulative 2.5 minimum GPA in all English coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13Component Area IV 3
Component Area V3Component Area IX4
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
Foreign Language 141134Foreign Language 141234
HIST 130143HIST 130243
 16 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III54Component Area III54
Component Area VIII3ENGL 3384 or 33853
ENGL 2332 or 23333Foreign Language 2312 3, 63
Foreign Language 2311 3, 63PHIL 33663
POLS 230573POLS 230673
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ARTS, DANC, MUSI, THEA3ENGL 3000- or 4000-level elective9
ENGL 3360 or 33613Minor 6
ENGL 3372 or 33733 
Minor 3 
 12 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 3000- or 4000-level electives6ENGL 4000-level elective9
ENGL 4000-level elective3Elective1
Minor 6Minor3
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

Notes

The English major requires a total of 36 hours of English coursework, 12 hours of which must be at the 4000-level.  [Note: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 may not be used to meet this requirement.] All general requirements, including a minor, must be met.

Students must meet a cumulative 2.5 minimum GPA in all English coursework

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in English is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Think critically.
  • Communicate effectively through written and oral communication.
  • Conduct and interpret various modes of research.