2014-2015 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN ENGLISH

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in a Global Context I 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 17
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective2 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in a Global Context II 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad1 3
Life & Physical Science* 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Total 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
CAO III - Communication* 3
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture3 3
Creative Arts Arts* 3
General Elective4 2
Total 14
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL - Survey of Literature5 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
Soc/Behavioral Science* 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 3339 - History of English Lang 3
ENGL - Adv Amer Lit Elective6 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
General Elective1 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL - Adv Amer Lit Elective6 3
ENGL - Adv British Lit Elective7 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv General Elective1 3
Adv General Elective1 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 4301 - Shakespeare's Major Plays 3
ENGL 4399 - Senior Seminar 3
ENGL - Adv British Lit Elective7 3
Adv General Elective1 3
Adv General Elective1 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL - Language Studies5 3
Adv ENGL Elective9 3
Adv ENGL Elective9 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
2
Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
3Language, Philosophy & Culture, select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
4General electives, select 17 SCH, at least 12 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
5
Survey of Literature, select 3 SCH from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365.
6
American Literature, select 6 SCH from ENGL 3303, 3329, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4333, or 4398 (when topic is American).
7British Literature, select 6 SCH from ENGL 4306, 4325, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4336 or 4398 (when topic is British).
8
Language Studies, select 3 SCH from ENGL 3347 or 4309.
9
Advanced English electives, select 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses.

Note: See information on the combined BA/MA in English.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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